New

Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Cuvée Nicolas Francois Billecart, 1999

Champagne, Champagne, France

New
Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Cuvée Nicolas Francois Billecart, 1999

Champagne, Champagne, France

Volume

Bottle

£99.00
Qty

Out of stock

Total

£99.00

Information
Grape Varietes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Wine Style: Champagne & Sparkling Optimum Drinking: 2019-2023 Reviewer Rating: 90 Reviewer: Stephen Tanzer Code: 103233 Fill Level: Good levels. Label Quality: Good labels & foils.
Estate Notes

Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Cuvée Nicolas Francois Billecart, 1999 is a generous, rich and elegant Champagne, which was purchased in its original carton.

This special blend of grand crus, from the Cote des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims, was created in 1964 as a tribute to the Billecart-Salmon founder.

Nicolas-François and Elisabeth Billecart founded this prestigious house in 1818 and subsequently added Elisabeth’s maiden name (Salmon) to the title. Seven generations on and the family’s philosophy and motivation for creating Champagnes of finesse, balance and elegance lives on through the talented François Roland-Billecart who took over in 1992.

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not acatual bottle for sale).

Reviews

"Bright yellow-gold. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes fresh pear, iodine, white flowers and toasted brioche, with gingery spice and mineral notes adding vibrancy. Rich and weighty but quite lithe and focused, offering sappy orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a chalky mineral nuance on the back half. Closes on a smoky note, with excellent focus and lingering floral character." Josh Raynolds

"...aromatic overtones of yeast and baked goods with an almost doughy sense of substantiality and plushness, yet features as well the buoyancy and the bright lemony and crabapple-y acidity with attendant cut and freshness that are hallmarks of this house’s style. The understatement to this cuvee’s melange of herbs ranging from lemon verbena to blond tobacco as well as its subtly alkaline and chalky undertone are also characteristics I associate with the name Billecart-Salmon; and nutty hints of evolution are quite discrete, suggesting a younger wine. Metaphorically cooling; laid-back and soothing; yet offering stimulating refreshment and intrigue." eRobertParker.com