Billecart-Salmon Brut Champagne Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV

Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, France
TCG 95
WA 93
IWC 93
W&S 93
JG 92
WS 92
12.0% ABV
Item # 111805

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750ml
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95 points The Champagne Guide: "(2013 base vintage; disgorged 26 June 2018; 4 years on lees; 8g/L dosage; 50,000 bottles; a blend of Avize for structure and fruit, Chouilly for depth and salty chalk minerality, Cramant for florals and acidity, and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger for definition and structure; 33–40% reserves; vinified in stainless steel tanks; partial malolactic fermentation; DIAM). The 2013 is an arresting rendition, a magnificent accord of white citrus, dainty white flowers and white stone fruits meeting the gentle pâtisserie, butter, vanilla and nougat of five years of maturity. It morphs seamlessly an enticing style at once focused, honed and refreshing and at the same time creamy, silky, soft and textural, energised by lively, energetic acidity and the brilliantly crystalline sparkle of salty grand cru minerality. It coasts unwavering and alluring, an impeccably crafted cuvée of pinpoint precision that embodies the captivating juxtaposition of refined elegance and characterful confidence that epitomises the modern Billecart. Outstanding. (2020-2021)" -Tyson Stelzer

93 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "The NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru is from Chardonnay grapes sourced in Avize, Chouilly, Cramant and Mesnil-sur-Oger. Based on the 2013 harvest plus 30% reserve wines and fermented in stainless steel, this blend opens with an amazingly pure but intense and deep bouquet with yellow-fleshed fruit aromas intermixed with chalky and lemony notes as well as hints of orange blossoms and iodine. Full-bodied and intense yet pure and finessed on the palate this is a rich yet very precise and elegant Blanc de Blancs with a persistent structure and a long, dense, almost lush finish. Drink: 2018-2028. (Dec 2018)"

93 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): "(disgorged July 9, 2010): Pale, green-tinged yellow. A complex bouquet displays scents of green apple, pear, lemon zest, toasty lees and honeysuckle. Packs a solid punch but conveys a weightless quality, offering sappy orchard fruit and citrus flavors along with suave mineral and floral qualities. The toasty note returns on the long, impressively incisive finish. (Dec 2010)"

93 points and 'Year's Best Champagne (2016),' Wine & Spirits: "Blended from fruit grown in several grand cru villages of the Côte des Blancs, with an emphasis on Avize, this is a beautiful green-gold color, a wine fragrant with scents of spring flowers. It balances full-bodied richness with racy acidity, both expansive and mineral-tight. It finishes on a scent that brings to mind oyster shells, and calls out for a dozen freshly shucked Belons. (Dec 2016)"

92+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The non-vintage Blanc de Blancs is not a large production item for Billecart-Salmon, and one does not cross paths with it regularly. The current release is all 2007 vintage and was aged nearly five years on the lees prior to disgorgement. Billecart produces their Blanc de Blancs bottlings from fruit sourced in only three villages in the Côte des Blancs- Chouilly, Mesnil-sur-Oger and Cramant. The new release offers up a deep and lovely aromatic blend of pear, apple, stony minerality, bread dough, a hint of the pastry cream to come with bottle age and orange zest. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and very elegant, with a lovely core of fruit, refined mousse and excellent length and grip on the well-balanced, youthful and classy finish. This is a very fine bottle of Blanc de Blancs that will only improve as it blossoms a bit more structurally with further bottle age. 2013-2025+. (Jan/Feb 2013)"
95 points The Champagne Guide: "(2013 base vintage; disgorged 26 June 2018; 4 years on lees; 8g/L dosage; 50,000 bottles; a blend of Avize for structure and fruit, Chouilly for depth and salty chalk minerality, Cramant for florals and acidity, and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger for definition and structure; 33–40% reserves; vinified in stainless steel tanks; partial malolactic fermentation; DIAM). The 2013 is an arresting rendition, a magnificent accord of white citrus, dainty white flowers and white stone fruits meeting the gentle pâtisserie, butter, vanilla and nougat of five years of maturity. It morphs seamlessly an enticing style at once focused, honed and refreshing and at the same time creamy, silky, soft and textural, energised by lively, energetic acidity and the brilliantly crystalline sparkle of salty grand cru minerality. It coasts unwavering and alluring, an impeccably crafted cuvée of pinpoint precision that embodies the captivating juxtaposition of refined elegance and characterful confidence that epitomises the modern Billecart. Outstanding. (2020-2021)" -Tyson Stelzer

93 points Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "The NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru is from Chardonnay grapes sourced in Avize, Chouilly, Cramant and Mesnil-sur-Oger. Based on the 2013 harvest plus 30% reserve wines and fermented in stainless steel, this blend opens with an amazingly pure but intense and deep bouquet with yellow-fleshed fruit aromas intermixed with chalky and lemony notes as well as hints of orange blossoms and iodine. Full-bodied and intense yet pure and finessed on the palate this is a rich yet very precise and elegant Blanc de Blancs with a persistent structure and a long, dense, almost lush finish. Drink: 2018-2028. (Dec 2018)"

93 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): "(disgorged July 9, 2010): Pale, green-tinged yellow. A complex bouquet displays scents of green apple, pear, lemon zest, toasty lees and honeysuckle. Packs a solid punch but conveys a weightless quality, offering sappy orchard fruit and citrus flavors along with suave mineral and floral qualities. The toasty note returns on the long, impressively incisive finish. (Dec 2010)"

93 points and 'Year's Best Champagne (2016),' Wine & Spirits: "Blended from fruit grown in several grand cru villages of the Côte des Blancs, with an emphasis on Avize, this is a beautiful green-gold color, a wine fragrant with scents of spring flowers. It balances full-bodied richness with racy acidity, both expansive and mineral-tight. It finishes on a scent that brings to mind oyster shells, and calls out for a dozen freshly shucked Belons. (Dec 2016)"

92+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The non-vintage Blanc de Blancs is not a large production item for Billecart-Salmon, and one does not cross paths with it regularly. The current release is all 2007 vintage and was aged nearly five years on the lees prior to disgorgement. Billecart produces their Blanc de Blancs bottlings from fruit sourced in only three villages in the Côte des Blancs- Chouilly, Mesnil-sur-Oger and Cramant. The new release offers up a deep and lovely aromatic blend of pear, apple, stony minerality, bread dough, a hint of the pastry cream to come with bottle age and orange zest. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and very elegant, with a lovely core of fruit, refined mousse and excellent length and grip on the well-balanced, youthful and classy finish. This is a very fine bottle of Blanc de Blancs that will only improve as it blossoms a bit more structurally with further bottle age. 2013-2025+. (Jan/Feb 2013)"
Product SKU 111805
Producer Billecart-Salmon
Country France
Region Champagne
SubRegion Vallée de la Marne
Varietal Champagne / Sparkling Blend
Designation Brut|Blanc de Blancs|Grand Cru
Vintage NV
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend 100% Chardonnay
ABV 12.0%
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