Billecart-Salmon Demi Sec Champagne NV

Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
TCG 91
IWC 91
Item # 115601

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$59.95
750ml
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91 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(2014 base vintage; disgorged 4 December 2018; 30% chardonnay, 30% pinot from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne, 40% meunier from the Vallée de la Marne and the southern slopes of Épernay; 50–60% reserves; vinified in stainless steel tanks; partial malolactic fermentation; aged 30 months on lees; 40g/L dosage; DIAM). Again one of the better-crafted sweet champagnes on the shelves this year; the same base as Brut Réserve charges it with the acidity and poise to handle its honeyed sweetness. This transforms the clean fruit precision that defines Billecart into apple chews, lemon drops and glacé pears. Its sweet finish is well toned by balanced acidity, fine, gentle phenolic bite and gentle salt minerality. The 2014 base is back to the clean purity that sets this house apart. Well executed. (2020-2021)"

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."
91 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(2014 base vintage; disgorged 4 December 2018; 30% chardonnay, 30% pinot from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne, 40% meunier from the Vallée de la Marne and the southern slopes of Épernay; 50–60% reserves; vinified in stainless steel tanks; partial malolactic fermentation; aged 30 months on lees; 40g/L dosage; DIAM). Again one of the better-crafted sweet champagnes on the shelves this year; the same base as Brut Réserve charges it with the acidity and poise to handle its honeyed sweetness. This transforms the clean fruit precision that defines Billecart into apple chews, lemon drops and glacé pears. Its sweet finish is well toned by balanced acidity, fine, gentle phenolic bite and gentle salt minerality. The 2014 base is back to the clean purity that sets this house apart. Well executed. (2020-2021)"

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."
Product SKU 115601
Producer Billecart-Salmon
Country France
Region Champagne
Varietal Champagne / Sparkling Blend
Vintage NV
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend 40% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir
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