James Suckling Billecart-Salmon, NV Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs
"Aromas of sliced apple and pear with hints of flowers and cream. Some peach too. Full-bodied, creamy and fine with mineral, chalk and sliced green apples that turn to delicate white peach. This has a base of 2011 with some 2010 and 2009." –September 2014, James Suckling
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Billecart-Salmon, NV Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs
"Pale yellow. Intense, mineral-accented aromas of citrus fruits, pear, honeysuckle and iodine, with a toasty overtone gaining strength with aeration. Dry and sharply focused, offering vibrant lime and bitter pear skin flavors and a touch of honey. Puts on weight with air and finishes with excellent clarity, power and mineral-driven persistence."
–December 2013, Josh Raynolds
Wine & Spirits Billecart-Salmon, NV Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs
"A pure Côte des Blancs chardonnay, this includes 25 percent reserve wine in the blend. At first, everything about it is white, from chalk to oyster mushroom and grapefruit pith. That dry sensation yields to yellow fruit, cushioning the wine’s austerity and bringing a little warm sweetness to the end. It has a powerful presence without weight, and it feels like it will benefit from several years of bottle age." –December 2013