Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut Champagne
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale yellow. Intense, mineral-accented aromas of citrus fruits, pear, honeysuckle and iodine, with a toasty overtone gaining strength with aeration. Dry and sharply focused, offering vibrant lime and bitter pear skin flavors and a touch of honey. Puts on weight with air and finishes with excellent clarity, power and mineral-driven persistence.
Wine & Spirits
A pure Côte des Blancs chardonnay, this includes 25 percent reserve wine in the blend. At first, everything about it is white, from chalk to oyster mushroom and grapefruit pith. That dry sensation yields to yellow fruit, cushioning the wine’s austerity and bringing a little warm sweetness to the end. It has a powerful presence without weight, and it feels like it will benefit from several years of bottle age.
A firm and refined blanc de blancs, with a streak of minerality running through finely layered flavors of Gala apple, lemon zest, biscuit and fresh finger. A tangy saline note echoes on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2020.