Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blanc Millesime Louis Salmon 2008

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Availability
Out of stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Champagne, France
Rating
96 points

Description

This cuvée was named in tribute to Louis, Elisabeth Salmon’s brother, who was passionate about oenology and highly involved in winemaking from the earliest creation of the House. Originating from the best parcels of the Côte des Blancs, the Blanc de Blancs vintage is endowed with purity and minerality.

Rating

Score
96 - 96 points
Review

Complex and rich nose of dried apricot, lemon pith, dried pineapple, praline, hazelnut, white cocoa, chalk, and nutmeg. Creamy and delicious fruit here, yet it’s mineral and refined with very fine, precise bubbles. Structured, with a sharp, persistent backbone of acidity. Long and very focused. Chardonnay from 40% Chouilly, 33% Cramant, 21% Mesnil-Sur Oger, 7% Avize. 67% vinified in stainless steel tank, 33% in oak barrels. Disgorged October 2020. 7g/l dosage. Drink or hold.

Specifications

Closure
Cork, cage and foil
Serving Temp.
7-10 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2029
Food pairing
Creamy shellfish risotto

Tasting Profile

Nose
The first expression is signed by an elegant, perfect, and complex maturity, yellow fruits and citrus (candied mandarin, limoncello, conference pear). An aromatic profile of sophisticated purity and a chalky, balanced, and crystalline character (cedar and raw butter).
Palate
A creamy sensation in the mouth with beautifully chiselled finesse. Lovely refreshing balance with natural flavours (zest of citron, almond biscuit, and white pepper). This powerful wine with a majestic typicity prolongs its finish towards an aromatic persistence of incredible length (flesh of sweet citrus fruits, cardamom, and vanilla-flavoured cream puffs). 33% of the wines are vinified at low temperatures in oak casks that are 15 years old on average, Dosage: 7g/l Maturation on lees/in the cellar: 11 years

Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blanc Millesime Louis Salmon 2008

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