Billecart Salmon Brut Nicolas Francois 2008 750ml

$318.00

The 2008 Brut Cuvée Nicolas François was disgorged during the third quarter of 2022 with less than three grams per liter. It has a delicate, pure, clean bouquet with aromas of orchard fruits, spring flowers, honey and licorice, with hints of brioche and pastry with aeration. Medium to full-bodied, chiseled and crystalline, with racy acids and a chalky texture, the palate is tense and the finish is long, penetrating and salty.

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SKU: 019144-200875 Categories: , ,

Other Vintage:

2007

Other Volume:

750ml

Source: April 2023 Week 3, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 20th Apr 2023 (RP-96)

The 2008 Brut Cuvée Nicolas François was disgorged during the third quarter of 2022 with less than three grams per liter. It has a delicate, pure, clean bouquet with aromas of orchard fruits, spring flowers, honey and licorice, with hints of brioche and pastry with aeration. Medium to full-bodied, chiseled and crystalline, with racy acids and a chalky texture, the palate is tense and the finish is long, penetrating and salty. It exhibits perfect Billecart style, yet tension is present, a sign of the vintage. It is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir (sourced from Aÿ, Mareuil and Verzenay) and 40% Chardonnay from Mesnil, Chouilly and Cramant, and it matured 83% in tanks and 17% in old oak barrels.
Drink Date 2023 – 2050

Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 (JS-97)

Lovely precision and drive to this with aromas of lemon curd, brioche, praline, apricots, pomelos, mandarin zest and salted caramel. It’s held together by a sharp, citrusy backbone of acidity, balanced with a fine, silky mousse. Both structure and softness here. Citrus fruit brightness on a beautifully elegant and seamless finish. 60% pinot noir and 40% chardonnay. 150 months on lees. 2.9g/L dosage. Drink or hold.

Product Type

Champagne

Brand

Billecart Salmon

Vintage

2007

Volume

750ml

Country

France

Region

Champagne FR

Grape

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Maturity

Drink Now, Drink Now or Keep, To Keep

Expert Rating

RP-96, JS-97

Sweetness

Dry

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