2006 Billecart Salmon, Nicolas Francois

2006 Billecart Salmon, Nicolas Francois
Billecart Salmon, Nicolas Francois 6x75

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Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

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Tasting Notes

Critics Score: 97

Publication: Stephen Reinhardt, Wine Advocate

Drinking Dates: 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. My sample is from lot L 193A815 45578 that was disgorged in April 2018. Tasted in November 2018.

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Billecart Salmon, Nicolas Francois
Case size:6x75
Region:Champagne
Vintage:2006