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Billecart-Salmon Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2000

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Billecart-Salmon Brut Champagne Cuvee Nicolas FranCois 2000

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Billecart-Salmon:
The Billecart-Salmon House is the embodiment of these rare family businesses who have constantly strived to build the legend of Champagne. The family's independence has helped them to maintain a sense of continuity in the concoction of their champagnes with as their watchwords: finesse, balance and elegance. Each generation has endeavoured to propel the art of wine-growing into modern world, while remaining firmly rooted in almost two centuries experience.
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External Reviews for Billecart-Salmon Champagne Blanc de Blancs

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Bright gold. Intensely perfumed scents of dried pear, nectarine, peach skin and musky flowers, with a bright mineral overtone. Deep in orchard fruit and citrus flavors but thereandrsquo;s a weightless quality to this Champagne thatandrsquo;s really intriguing. Very pure and precise on the finish, with the peach and floral qualities echoing. This would be superb with simple fish preparations.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/10/2012

A wine that strikes a great balance between its intense fruitiness and a pure steely character. It makes it a dry Champagne, with the richness of a great wine. It has weight, intensity and several years more aging.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 2000 Brut Cuvée Nicolas Francois Billecart is a big, exuberant wine that explodes from the glass with layers of fruit. French oak has given the wine an additional measure of volume and richness, but without dominating the wine's overall balance. Pretty notes of spiciness and minerality add finesse on the close. The Cuvee Nicolas Francois Billecart is 60% Pinot Noir (Mareuil-sur-Ay, Ay, Ambonnay, Verzenay, Mailly) and 40% Chardonnay (Cote des Blancs). In 2000 the wine was aged in barrel (20%) and saw batonnage, although it did not undergo malolactic fermentation. This is Lot: L 505955 25709J. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2000 Brut Cuvandeacute;e Nicolas Francois Billecart is a big, exuberant wine that explodes from the glass with layers of fruit. French oak has given the wine an additional measure of volume and richness, but without dominating the wineandrsquo;s overall balance. Pretty notes of spiciness and minerality add finesse on the close. The Cuvee Nicolas Francois Billecart is 60% Pinot Noir (Mareuil-sur-Ay, Ay, Ambonnay, Verzenay, Mailly) and 40% Chardonnay (Cote des Blancs). In 2000 the wine was aged in barrel (20%) and saw batonnage, although it did not undergo malolactic fermentation. This is Lot: L 505955 25709J. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2022.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
04/22/2010

The "Nicolas François" was created to honor the founder of this wonderful Champagne house that was started in 1818. A blend of Grand Cru vineyard fruit from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Bright gold. Intensely perfumed scents of dried pear, nectarine, peach skin and musky flowers, with a bright mineral overtone. Deep in orchard fruit and citrus flavors but there's a weightless quality to this Champagne that's really intriguing. Very pure and precise on the finish, with the peach and floral qualities echoing. This would be superb with simple fish preparations.


External Review
03/21/2013

The Cuvee Nicolas Francois from Champagne Billecart-Salmon is exuberant and rich in the 2000 vintage. A 60/40 blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this is a fine match for a variety of fare.



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