Billecart-Salmon Blancs de Blancs Cuvee Louis Salmon 2006
Wine Enthusiast 96 - With grapes coming from the Chardonnay heartland of the Côte des Blancs, this wine is the epitome of structured, textured fruit but with the essential addition of age. Still hinting at freshness and still textured, the wine is also rich with white-fruit flavors cut with limes. Drink from 2020.
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 reveal a remarkable, dignified finesse worthy of the most beautiful gustatory matches: whole Corrèze sweetbreads en cocotte or a creamy shellfish risotto.