Vintage Extra Brut 2009
An excellent combination of the bold character of Champagne's outstanding Pinot Noirs, the finesse and complexity of Champagne's Chardonnays, and the distinctive finish provided by Pinot Meunier. The yellow hue is subtly golden, with subtle, lively effervescence adding to its appeal. A brilliant, luminous impact that reveals the full potential of nine years of aging in our family's historic chalk cellars. Fruits (grapefruit pulp, slivered almonds), when ripe and ripely concentrated, have a wonderful intensity that is both lemony and nutty. An intricate sensory progression centered on bakery aromas (fresh butter, fruit jelly). The purest, most elegant portrayal of fragrance I've ever encountered. A delicate treat (chestnut cream, fresh blueberries, and shortbread) with an edgy, endearing personality. Crisply structured by the high-quality potential of such a sought-after vintage, the wine reaches a remarkable complexity with a lasting finish. A vintage with a magnificent, exquisitely unique personality and a depth of form that belies its age. Try it with some red tuna, papaya, and avocado for a tropical treat, or try it with some pan-fried foie gras, peaches, verbena, rhubarb, and verjuice (early-harvested grape juice) for a unique taste experience.
- Brand:Champagne Billecart-Salmon
- Sub-Region:Vallée de la Marne
- Varietal:40% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 27% Pinot Meunier
- Color:Sparkling White
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- Scores:Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 94, James Suckling: 93