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1996 Billecart-Salmon Brut Grand Cuvée

FRANCE / CHAMPAGNE /
  • 95 WA
  • Variety
    Champagne Blend

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SKU: 83038-1996

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The nose is an enticing melange of floral and earth aromas with a dollop of savoury: jasmine, slate, white pepper, freshly baked bread and marmite. The palate is very dry, very tight and seems to be restraining an explosion of fruit and autolytic expression. Crisp acidity and very fine bubbles. Very long minerally finish. Tasted May 2009.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: RDV
Billecart-Salmon was established in 1818 by Nicolas-Francois Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon in the town of Mareuil-sur-Ay. It is one of the few Champagne houses still owned by the original family. The house is renowned for its non-vintage rose, but also makes vintage champagnes and a Brut Reserve (a blend of three vintages). Billecart-Salmon farms 30 hectares of its own fruit and purchases grapes from an additional 140 hectares, mostly from the area surrounding Epernay. Production methods are meticulous, including the use of their own cultured yeast and Grand Cru wines are fermented in small, traditional Burgundy casks. The bottles are aged in deep chalky cellars where the constantly cool temperature allows for the production of small, fine bubbles.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 138 bottles owned
  • 32 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 32 collectors)