Billecart-Salmon Demi Sec NV
International Wine Cellar 91 - Light yellow. Aromas of poached pear, honey and buttered toast, plus a hint of white peach that gains strength with air. Fleshy, broad and appealingly sweet but in no way cloying, offering juicy orchard fruit and melon flavors and a touch of bitter peach pit. A buttery quality comes up on the finish, which clings with strong fruity intensity. I imagine that this opulent, fruity but focused Champagne would do wonders with practically any cheese out there, especially salty, washed rind and blue versions.
It's pale gold color is beautiful, emitting a constant ballet of fine, regular and persistent bubbles in the flute. Its nose is lively with a hint of delicate white flowers and envolves towards aromas of buttered brioche. On the palate the Demi-Sec champagne is full-flavored and is a reference for its perfect balance between sugar, alcohol and acidity.
Pairs well with patisseries or chocolate cake, it also turns a brioche afternoon snack into a unique experience.