Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve NV (Magnum)

Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve NV (Magnum)

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Size: 1.5L (Magnum)

From the Winery:

The Brut Réserve is a light, fine and harmonious champagne.
It is made up of a blend from three different years and sourced from the best sites in the Champagne region.

Formulation

30% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne
30% Chardonnay sourced from the best Crus in the Champagne region

40% Pinot Meunier from the Vallée de la Marne and the southern slopes of Epernay
Vinification in stainless steel tanks
50% to 60% reserve wines

Ageing on lees: 30 months

Available formats and recommended ageing potential

Half-Bottle: 1 to 2 years
Bottle : 2 to 4 years
Magnum and jeroboam : 4 to 8 years

Tasting Notes:

Appearance: With reflections of straw yellow, this cuvée is recognisable by the finesse of its slowly rising bubbles and its persistent and plentiful mousse. Overall it portrays a luminous radiance of sparkling youthfulness.

Aroma: A distinct and precise intensity with an ethereal character, followed by a natural and radiant freshness. With the presence of a perfect primary example (floral and fresh fruits), highlighted by a volatility of very pure and lightly biscuit aromas.

 Palate: A subtle pleasure with a delicate texture under the charm of white flesh fruit flavours (apples, crunchy pears). With a beautiful fluidity of a delicious lightness uniting gourmand flavours of springtime.

Tasting: The ideal partner for every occasion. It is perfect as an aperitif and can be enjoyed with a wide variety of dishes.
Serve at: 8/9°C

91 points James Suckling

"Plenty of ripe strawberries and wild raspberries on the nose here. Really attractive and vibrant in the mouth with fresh wild strawberries. It also shows a fleshy, fresh-fruit texture." (9/2018)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Based on the 2015 vintage and disgorged with nine grams per liter dosage, the latest release of Billecart's NV Brut Réserve contains fully 55% reserve wines and is showing very well, offering up complex aromas of warm bread, crisp green orchard fruit and citrus oil. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied and charming but lively, with an elegantly textural attack, a fleshy core of fruit and lively balancing acids. (WK)" (8/2019)

90 points Wine Enthusiast

"This producer's nonvintage cuvée showcases a blend of grapes from all the regions of Champagne. Rich with white stone fruit, it balances ripe acidity and a taut texture. This complex wine is ready to drink. (RV)" (12/2018)

90 points Wine Spectator

"A minerally version, layering flavors of poached pear, slivered almond, black cherry and preserved lemon on the finely detailed mousse, firmed by a frame of steely acidity. Drink now. (AN)" (12/2019)