Wine Enthusiast
Billecart-Salmon, NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Sous Bois

95
"Fermented and aged briefly in wood, this is dry, intense and toasty while still giving space for white fruits and some citrus. Richly endowed, spicy, and tangy, its structure and tight texture mark it out as a Champagne for long-term aging. The aftertaste is brisk, packed with acidity and with reminiscences of the oak-aging in the vanilla finish. Drink this bottling from 2018."
–September 2016
The World of Fine Wine
Billecart-Salmon, NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Sous Bois

95
"Officially this is Non-Vintage, but it is in fact a pure 2007. Beautiful, radiant yellow; crystalline, superfine mousse; terrific fine lemon and orchard fruit scents. The palate confirms, with a creamy texture but also a bracing vivaciousness. End notes of brioche, finely ripe. Chardonnay in charge. Virtuoso use of oak."
–February 2017
James Suckling
Billecart-Salmon, NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Sous Bois

93
"Equal parts of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier with one-third reserve wine, the oak influence here is one of compressing and containing the fruit. Deeply spicy with marmalade, very ripe apricot fruits, berries and red plums. The finish is fresh with pastry, spice, citrus rind and glacé fruits – think panettone! Based on 2009 harvest. Drink now."
–October 2017, James Suckling
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NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Sous Bois
Billecart-Salmon

1/3 each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier

Launched in 2010, this unique cuvée is both 100% fermented and aged in neutral oak barrel at a low temperature. Each variety ferments and ages separately in 6- to 12-year-old light to medium toasted barriques from Burgundy for a few months with the Pinot Meunier and up to 8 months for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay followed by 5 years aging in bottle. The cuvée is a blend of four vintages.

Dosage: 8g/L

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