Pale gold. Fresh peach, pear and nectarine on the nose, with a complicating note of white flowers. Fleshy, plush and ripe, with strong peach and ripe pear flavors in a more powerful and less restrained style than last year's release. Firms up on the finish, picking up a mineral note and showing very good balance and length.
I visited and worked at this winery in 1997, in my experience I find this winery to be a small boutique and making fabulous champagne's, by far the best champagne winery. Founded in 1818 by Nicolas-Francois Billecart, Billecart-Salmon is one of the few Champagne Houses still owned and managed by the original family. With a stringent focus on quality and seven generations of expertise, Billecart-Salmon, located in the heart of the Mareuil sur Ay vineyard, produces a series of expertly crafted cuvees from the best quality grapes. the 19th century, Billecart-Salmon champagne was enjoyed in the newly established USA and was a great favorite of the Russian aristocracy. Today the house enjoys a worldwide reputation. aging from the classic Brut to the marvelous vintage Grande Cuvee, these fine champagnes can be summed up in two words: simply Seductive.