91 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): "(made with the same blend as the Brut Reserve, with a 42 g/l dosage): Light yellow. Aromas of poached pear, honey and buttered toast, plus a hint of white peach that gains strength with air. Fleshy, broad and appealingly sweet but in no way cloying, offering juicy orchard fruit and melon flavors and a touch of bitter peach pit. A buttery quality comes up on the finish, which clings with strong fruity intensity. I imagine that this opulent, fruity but focused Champagne would do wonders with practically any cheese out there, especially salty, washed rind and blue versions."
Producer notes: "Sweetness and sensuality. Composition: The blend of this Billecart-Salmon Demi-Sec champagne is identical to that of the Brut Reserve (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier); however, the dosage is greater. Appearance: Its pale gold colour is beautiful, emitting a constant ballet of fine bubbles in the flute. Aroma: Its nose is lively with a hint of delicate white flowers and evolves towards aromas of buttered brioche. Palate: This Demi-Sec champagne is full-flavoured and is a reference for its perfect balance between sugar, alcohol and acidity. Serving: Ideal when served with tarts or chocolate cake; it also turns a brioche afternoon snack into a unique experience."
|Varietal||Champagne / Sparkling Blend|
|Blend||40% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir|