Billiot Brut Champagne Réserve Grand Cru NV

Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France
WS 92
AM 92
JG 91
12.5% ABV PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 18707

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$38.95
List $54.00
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750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Spring 2021) 12+ Available
92 points Wine Spectator: "[$54 list] A lush, creamy style enlivened by a spine of mouthwatering acidity, this offers a finely knit range of fresh bread dough, crème de cassis, star anise and candied ginger flavors. The finish is clean-cut and lingering, echoing a rich tang of salted almond. Disgorged February 2019. Drink now through 2025. (11/30/20)"

92 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "A pungent nose blends plenty of petrol character with those of brioche, yeast, Meyer lemon and green apple. I was impressed with the excellent complexity of the utterly delicious and solidly concentrated flavors that are shaped by a moderately fine and firm mousse, all wrapped in a lingering and sappy finish that walks a fine line between not being particularly dry yet avoids any hint of sweetness. This full-flavored effort will most please those who enjoy bold Champagne rather than those of finesse and refinement. Drink: now+. (Oct 2017)"

91 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The new release of Serge Billiot’s Brut Réserve is its customary cépages of seventy-five percent pinot noir and twenty-five percent chardonnay. As the last disgorgement of this wine was fifty percent base year of 2013 and the balance an equal mix of 2012 and 2011 juice, I assume that new bottling has moved up a year and we have half 2014 base wine and the balance from the previous two years. The wine delivers fine aromatic complexity in its blend of apple, white peach, chalky soil tones, bread dough and incipient smokiness in the upper register. On the palate the wine is crisp, full and very nicely balanced, with a fine core, elegant mousse, good focus and grip and a long, bright and classy finish. This seems a bit more forward than the bottle I tasted last year (could this be the same wine with a further year aging sur latte?) and is already drinking very nicely. (Disgorged February 2017). 2017-2030. (Sep/Oct 2017)"
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92 points Wine Spectator: "[$54 list] A lush, creamy style enlivened by a spine of mouthwatering acidity, this offers a finely knit range of fresh bread dough, crème de cassis, star anise and candied ginger flavors. The finish is clean-cut and lingering, echoing a rich tang of salted almond. Disgorged February 2019. Drink now through 2025. (11/30/20)"

92 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "A pungent nose blends plenty of petrol character with those of brioche, yeast, Meyer lemon and green apple. I was impressed with the excellent complexity of the utterly delicious and solidly concentrated flavors that are shaped by a moderately fine and firm mousse, all wrapped in a lingering and sappy finish that walks a fine line between not being particularly dry yet avoids any hint of sweetness. This full-flavored effort will most please those who enjoy bold Champagne rather than those of finesse and refinement. Drink: now+. (Oct 2017)"

91 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The new release of Serge Billiot’s Brut Réserve is its customary cépages of seventy-five percent pinot noir and twenty-five percent chardonnay. As the last disgorgement of this wine was fifty percent base year of 2013 and the balance an equal mix of 2012 and 2011 juice, I assume that new bottling has moved up a year and we have half 2014 base wine and the balance from the previous two years. The wine delivers fine aromatic complexity in its blend of apple, white peach, chalky soil tones, bread dough and incipient smokiness in the upper register. On the palate the wine is crisp, full and very nicely balanced, with a fine core, elegant mousse, good focus and grip and a long, bright and classy finish. This seems a bit more forward than the bottle I tasted last year (could this be the same wine with a further year aging sur latte?) and is already drinking very nicely. (Disgorged February 2017). 2017-2030. (Sep/Oct 2017)"
Product SKU 18707
Producer Billiot
Country France
Region Champagne
SubRegion Montagne de Reims
Varietal Champagne / Sparkling Blend
Designation Brut|Grand Cru|Reserve
Vintage NV
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend 75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay
ABV 12.5%
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