James Suckling Billecart-Salmon, 2004 Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs
"It is hard to fathom the immense minerality on the nose here. Smells chalky with wet stones, petrichor, fresh white flowers and lemon - superior aromatic purity. The palate's struck with such clarity and precision; it curves in an arc, glinting porcelain-like acidity shining the whole way. Very long, piercing and commanding. This is a very strong Blanc de Blancs." –July 2015, James Suckling
Wine Enthusiast Billecart-Salmon, 2004 Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs
"This is a superb Blanc de Blancs that boasts great minerality, texture and intense fruit flavor. It’s a finely structured wine, now approaching maturity with its apple, citrus and green pear notes. Lingering in the mouth, it is a beautifully long-lasting, pure wine. Drink until 2018 and probably beyond."
Decanter Billecart-Salmon, 2004 Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs
"Complex dried apricot fruit and fresh citrus. Fine, rich. -Michael Edwards" –July 2015
The noble elegance of a defined and mineral Chardonnay. Its natural balance reflects a harmonious model of a blend of the best Grands Crus sites of the Côte des Blancs: Chouilly for its finesse, Avize for its power and Mesnil-sur-Oger for its structure and longevity.
70% of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation followed by 8-9 years of aging with 15% of the blend fermented in barriques.