Billecart-Salmon

About Billecart-Salmon

No stranger to accolades, Champagne Billecart-Salmon has existed for over 200 years since the union of Elisabeth Salmon and Nicolas François Billecart. Widely loved as one of the top champagne houses, proudly family-owned to this day, it remains dynamic despite its lengthy history and illustrious reputation. Champagne Billecart-Salmon continues to innovate in order to improve the quality of its champagnes, and its efforts have not gone unnoticed by William Kelley (Wine Advocate), who notes that “this is a house that's going from strength to strength”.

“Billecart-Salmon is discreetly but significantly evolving. Since 2010, a new cellar has housed some 400 barrels for vinification and élevage, and since 2018, another cellar is home to oak foudres retaining some 80,000 liters of reserve wine. Meanwhile, Billecart's wines are spending longer and longer sur lattes, and fruit sourcing is changing—with more grand cru fruit replacing premier cru fruit—while volumes remain the same.”
William Kelley (Wine Advocate)

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois 2007 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £630.18
2007

Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois 2007 (6x75cl)

Matthew Jukes (19.5+)

This wine is an absolute joy. It is made from 79% Grands Crus and 21% Premiers Crus, with 60% Pinot Noir coming from the Montagne de Reims and the Vallée de la Marne and 40% Chardonnay coming from the Côte des Blancs. The dosage is 6 g/l and a perfectly-judged 15% was vinified in oak barrels. As always with Billecart NF it spends over ten years relaxing in the cellars in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ before release. In terms of sophistication, elegance and unrivalled precision, this is a wine to buy and treasure. I raved about the 2007 Cuvée Louis earlier this year and this wine is made in a similar vein. This is a sensational vintage for Billecart and NF will outlive Louis given that it has more horsepower under the bonnet. Still a little youthful and closed, there is massive complexity here delivered in the most mesmerising sotto voce voice imaginable. I would love to see this wine in a few years but I think it will be a decade before ’07 NF fully blossoms. I am in complete awe as to how these wines are so fine and so laser-sighted in their youth. NF is a class apart.
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Champagne 6x75cl 1 19.5+ (MJ) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £630.18
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois 2007 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £508.00
2007

Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois 2007 (6x75cl)

Matthew Jukes (19.5+)

This wine is an absolute joy. It is made from 79% Grands Crus and 21% Premiers Crus, with 60% Pinot Noir coming from the Montagne de Reims and the Vallée de la Marne and 40% Chardonnay coming from the Côte des Blancs. The dosage is 6 g/l and a perfectly-judged 15% was vinified in oak barrels. As always with Billecart NF it spends over ten years relaxing in the cellars in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ before release. In terms of sophistication, elegance and unrivalled precision, this is a wine to buy and treasure. I raved about the 2007 Cuvée Louis earlier this year and this wine is made in a similar vein. This is a sensational vintage for Billecart and NF will outlive Louis given that it has more horsepower under the bonnet. Still a little youthful and closed, there is massive complexity here delivered in the most mesmerising sotto voce voice imaginable. I would love to see this wine in a few years but I think it will be a decade before ’07 NF fully blossoms. I am in complete awe as to how these wines are so fine and so laser-sighted in their youth. NF is a class apart.
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Champagne 6x75cl 1 19.5+ (MJ) Read Review/Description In Bond: £508.00

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