2006 Billecart-Salmon Vintage Extra Brut Champagne

SKU #1239710 94 points Wine Enthusiast

 Billecart-Salmon’s style is dry, so an Extra Brut will be almost bone-dry. This wine is crisp and tight, bringing out grapefruit and citrus flavors and a steely, mineral character. It is still young, with freshness dominant, and needs to mature to blossom into a very fine Champagne. Drink from 2018. (RV)  (12/2015)

92 points Wine Spectator

 Flavors of crunchy pear, pink grapefruit zest and ground ginger ride a lively bead set in a firm and toasty frame in this sleek Champagne. Smoky finish. Drink now through 2026. (AN) (Web Only-2015)

90 points Wine & Spirits

 Firm, lean and savory, this wine builds complexity as it takes on air, layering scents of flint and smoke over tart fruit. There’s depth to the fruit, needing food to fill out the wine. Pour it with roast sea bass over chanterelles.  (12/2015)

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