Billecart-Salmon

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

9.1113 ratings
9.115 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

It’s Miller time. Well…actually Billecart time. I like this more than I buy it. One of good cuvées easily found in 375ml.

The body creamy, layered, nice c02, bruised golden & green apple, ripe Bosc pear, pineapple flesh, tropical melons-mango driven, lime & lemon zest, cream soda, cream, white spice-ginger, bread, yeast, brioche, soft but grainy moist chalkiness, sea spray/fossils, slightly chard sourdough toast, wet/softened alluvial, limestone, wet river stone, notes of flintiness, yellow lilies, white orchids, fruit blossoms, jasmine, rainfall acidity, excellent balanced fruit & earth, tension, structure with a juicy two-minute polished finish that falls onto beautiful minerality.

BTW, home grown tomatoes with Companion Bakery wheat sourdough, lightly toasted w/ olive oil, burrata, Tondo balsamic (stunning), olive oil & fresh basil never gets old.

It’s Miller time. Well…actually Billecart time. I like this more than I buy it. One of good cuvées easily found in 375ml.

The body creamy, layered, nice c02, bruised golden & green apple, ripe Bosc pear, pineapple flesh, tropical melons-mango driven, lime & lemon zest, cream soda, cream, white spice-ginger, bread, yeast, brioche, soft but grainy moist chalkiness, sea spray/fossils, slightly chard sourdough toast, wet/softened alluvial, limestone, wet river stone, notes of flintiness, yellow lilies, white orchids, fruit blossoms, jasmine, rainfall acidity, excellent balanced fruit & earth, tension, structure with a juicy two-minute polished finish that falls onto beautiful minerality.

BTW, home grown tomatoes with Companion Bakery wheat sourdough, lightly toasted w/ olive oil, burrata, Tondo balsamic (stunning), olive oil & fresh basil never gets old.

Oct 14th, 2023
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

I have bought this less than I like it.

Amazing with the toasted almond cake. There is a Yin & Yang with these two that is incredible.

I have bought this less than I like it.

Amazing with the toasted almond cake. There is a Yin & Yang with these two that is incredible.

Jun 25th, 2023
Andrew Lohse

So elegant—always one of my favorites

So elegant—always one of my favorites

Jun 14th, 2020
brando cox

Enjoying on our overwater bungalow in Bora Bora. Everything right, fun but not too memorable. Solid notes of toast, green apple brioche pear lemon biscuit. Nice balance solid acidity. Would try again but wouldn't search too far.

Enjoying on our overwater bungalow in Bora Bora. Everything right, fun but not too memorable. Solid notes of toast, green apple brioche pear lemon biscuit. Nice balance solid acidity. Would try again but wouldn't search too far.

Jul 27th, 2019
David Metcalf

Sometimes overlooked for the (admittedly better) rosé, the brut is a great bottle every time. Especially if like me you like a hit of oxidative notes to compliment all that fruit and yeasty goodness. Mmm, bubbles 🥂🤤

Sometimes overlooked for the (admittedly better) rosé, the brut is a great bottle every time. Especially if like me you like a hit of oxidative notes to compliment all that fruit and yeasty goodness. Mmm, bubbles 🥂🤤

Mar 9th, 2021
Kevin Dale

Light and refreshing. Tastes of green melons and Jonathan apples.

Light and refreshing. Tastes of green melons and Jonathan apples.

Jan 1st, 2023
Byron Hewett

This was downright sweet compared to the previous rosé cava.

This was downright sweet compared to the previous rosé cava.

Nov 15th, 2022
Marissa

Crisp, a true dry and refreshing champagne, with beautifully delicate bubbles.

Crisp, a true dry and refreshing champagne, with beautifully delicate bubbles.

Nov 7th, 2021
Krystal Vento

Another Sushi Saturday 🍣🥂

Another Sushi Saturday 🍣🥂

Mar 21st, 2021
Liam Gandelsman

Decent, nothing special.

Decent, nothing special.

Mar 4th, 2021