Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Cuvee Louis Salmon 2007
Wine Enthusiast 95 - With 50% vinification in oak, this Champagne has a deliciously smooth character while keeping the steely edge of Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs. Its texture is such that, while ready to drink, it could age much further, giving the possibility of a fine maturity.
This cuvée was named in tribute to Louis, Elisabeth Salmon’s brother, who was passionate about oenology and highly involved in from the earliest creation of the House. Originating from the best parcels of the Côte des Blancs, the Blanc de Blancs vintage is impressed with a purity and minerality.
An elegant complexity mineral, floral and yellow flesh fruits (bergamot, white flowers and fresh pineapple). It displays a aromatic profile with an incredibly pure chalky character. There is a creamy, tactile sensation on the palate with a graceful finesse and a beautifully refreshing balance with natural flavours (citron zest, wild peaches and white pepper). This wine is powerful, accentuating an aromatic persistence with a long and majestic finish. Its great potential and its balance revealing a remarkable, dignified finesse worthy of the most beautiful gustatory matches: whole Corrèze sweetbreads en cocotte or a creamy shellfish risotto.