Billecart-Salmon

Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart Brut Champagne Blend

9.4150 ratings
9.445 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Top Notes For
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#AgedWineTuesday

Golden in color.

Nose of apples, yeast, spices, bread, minerals, salt water, citrus, limes, barnyard and earth.

Medium plus in body with high acidity.

Very dry on the palate with limes, lemons, green apples, earth, minerals, toast, wet leaves, herbs, vegetables, nuts, yeast, sea salt and white pepper.

Crisp and refreshing. Yeasty and interesting.

This is a nicely aged Champagne from a great vintage. Showing lots of complexity now.

Feels very young for a 20 year old, and will continue to age nicely in the next decade.

Robert Parker 97 points. Wine Enthusiasts 96 points.

I had the Brut Reserve Non Vintage not too long ago, and I liked it better.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with fresh oysters.

A blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. Disgorged in 2015.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$200.

#AgedWineTuesday

Golden in color.

Nose of apples, yeast, spices, bread, minerals, salt water, citrus, limes, barnyard and earth.

Medium plus in body with high acidity.

Very dry on the palate with limes, lemons, green apples, earth, minerals, toast, wet leaves, herbs, vegetables, nuts, yeast, sea salt and white pepper.

Crisp and refreshing. Yeasty and interesting.

This is a nicely aged Champagne from a great vintage. Showing lots of complexity now.

Feels very young for a 20 year old, and will continue to age nicely in the next decade.

Robert Parker 97 points. Wine Enthusiasts 96 points.

I had the Brut Reserve Non Vintage not too long ago, and I liked it better.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with fresh oysters.

A blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. Disgorged in 2015.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$200.

Apr 5th, 2022
Matt Perlman

Effortless elegance. Soft and powdery on the palate, pastry dough, crushed shell, lemon curd, white peaches. Crazy good

Effortless elegance. Soft and powdery on the palate, pastry dough, crushed shell, lemon curd, white peaches. Crazy good

Sep 11th, 2021
Jeff Collins

Owner Peabody's Wine & Beer Merchants and Benchmark Provisions

9.3

In magnum

In magnum

Jul 12th, 2020
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2002 Billecart-Salmon ‘"Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart" Brut Champagne (WWB, 95) which has a massive mouthfeel and glorious texture right now. This vintage is just thrilling to enjoy right now, made from 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay and resting for ten years on the lees. A bright beam of salinity falls over the limestone driven terroir, as Pink Lady Apple, kumquat zest and cinnamon infused sourdough bread flavors collide with minerals and the unctuous texture on the mouth. Generous, showing glorious length now at nearly the twenty year mark, this gorgeous bottling will have a long life ahead of it. Drink 2020-2035- 95

The 2002 Billecart-Salmon ‘"Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart" Brut Champagne (WWB, 95) which has a massive mouthfeel and glorious texture right now. This vintage is just thrilling to enjoy right now, made from 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay and resting for ten years on the lees. A bright beam of salinity falls over the limestone driven terroir, as Pink Lady Apple, kumquat zest and cinnamon infused sourdough bread flavors collide with minerals and the unctuous texture on the mouth. Generous, showing glorious length now at nearly the twenty year mark, this gorgeous bottling will have a long life ahead of it. Drink 2020-2035- 95

May 27th, 2020
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.4

Beautifully delicate and refined! Delicious

Beautifully delicate and refined! Delicious

Dec 5th, 2019
Mike R
9.6

Omg so good - really makes you smile - yesterday was actually my birthday so champagne has calories so all I could drink / damn diet haha

Omg so good - really makes you smile - yesterday was actually my birthday so champagne has calories so all I could drink / damn diet haha

Aug 1st, 2019
Mike R
9.6

OMG - and it was like the battery bunny - it kept getting better and better - prefect with super fresh oysters

OMG - and it was like the battery bunny - it kept getting better and better - prefect with super fresh oysters

Apr 7th, 2019
Darren Guillaume

Simply fabulous. Brioche, with pear and green apple. Would be ideal with roasted chicken.

Simply fabulous. Brioche, with pear and green apple. Would be ideal with roasted chicken.

Mar 21st, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Such a baby but perfect way to celebrate and get ready for tonight! Leave the next bottle for five years or so.

Such a baby but perfect way to celebrate and get ready for tonight! Leave the next bottle for five years or so.

Mar 2nd, 2019
Stanley Barrios

Fantastic!

Fantastic!

Feb 17th, 2019