BILLECART-SALMON Cuvee Nicolas Francois Billecart 2006 Bottle - NO DISCOUNT
Champagne & Sparkling Wines | France | Champagne | 75cl
£119.95 / £719.70 case
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Champagne - Dry
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
THE WINE ADVOCATE 97 points - Drink Date: 2019 - 2036 - "Created in 1964 as a tribute to the house’s founder, the youngest release is the 2006 Millésime Brut Cuvée Nicolas François, a blend of 60% Pinot Noir from premier and grand crus from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne and 40% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs. Almost entirely fermented in stainless steel (only 5% was vinified in oak barrels) and aged for 11 years on the lees, this is a beautifully ripe and rich yet pure Champagne with ripe fruit flavors intermixed with chalky notes and brioche/nougat flavors. The palate is intense and concentrated in its rich fruit and substantial depth but also tight, highly elegant and perfectly balanced. The typical finesse of Billecart-Salmon is palatable as well as amazingly pure, with the persistent structure of a great Champagne. The 2006 already drinks dangerously well, but there is no need to hurry, this will go a long way."