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1999 Billecart-Salmon Brut Cuvée Nicolas-François Billecart

FRANCE / CHAMPAGNE /
  • 91 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 96 JS
  • Variety
    Champagne Blend

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SKU: 44670-1999-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The Billecart-Salmon 1999 Brut Nicolas Francois Billecart - its Pinot predictably from the Montagne de Reims and Chardonnay from the Cote des Blancs - accompanies 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, this will probably be well worth following for another 4-6 years.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2019
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • James Suckling | Rating: 96

    Fabulous aromas of minerals, pear pie, nuts with bread dough and apple character. Full-bodied, lively and wonderful with bright fruit and a clean finish. Very layered and juicy. This was a very hot year for Champagne and a year for pinot noir. But this is so fresh and complex. 60% pinot noir and 40% chardonnay. 10% of the pinot is fermented in barrel. Drink now.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Very elegant, ethereal in texture and well-knit, offering flavors of poached pear, black licorice, lemon pate de fruit, pastry and ground ginger. Shows fine balance and integration, with a fresh, lasting finish of ripe fruit and saline minerality. Drink now through 2027.
    Author: Alison Napjus
  • Self | Rating: 95

    This is highly delicious champagne, easy to drink with a lot of finesse. Light gold label color, very refreshing and still very fresh feeling and flavors of pears, apricots and decent finish makes this a classic. Ready to drink.
    Drink Dates: 2007-2019
    Author: Jito72
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Wine Spectator: Very elegant, ethereal in texture and well-knit, offering flavors of poached pear, black licorice, lemon pƒte de fruit, pastry and ground ginger. Shows fine balance and integration, with a fresh, lasting finish of ripe fruit and saline minerality. Drink now through 2027. ?AN
    Drink Dates: 2015-2027
    Author: Marc
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Wow. This was tight and highly structured champagne. Very classic and almost felt like we were having it too soon. Acidity flirting with too high but was still on the right side of being bracing. Lemon, slate, touch of lime. Think it will improve a little. Stunning.
    Drink Dates: 2020-2030
    Author: John Yoyodyne
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

  • 553 bottles owned
  • 59 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 59 collectors)