Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicholas Francois 2007

A$380.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Region/Country
Champagne, France
Rating
97 points

Description

The name Billecart-Salmon comes from the joining of two families by the marriage of Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon. This prestige cuvée vintage Champagne, first created in 1964, is named in honour of co-founder Nicolas François. 60% Montagne de Reims pinot noir, 40% Côte des Blancs Chardonnay; 18% barrel-fermented in old oak casks; no malolactic fermentation; 6g/L dosage.

Ratings

Score
97 points
Reviewer
Vinous
Review

The 2007 Brut Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart is positively stellar. Elegant, polished, and sophisticated, the 2007 dazzles with effusive aromatics and gorgeous balance. It's not an obvious wine, though, but rather a Champagne built for long, patient cellaring. The 2007 is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay taken from Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ, Ambonnay, Verzenay, and Verzy for the Pinots and Chouilly, Avize, Cramant, and Mesnil for the Chardonnays. In other words, as good as it gets for villages. The wine was done mostly in tank with about 15% of the lots vinified in oak. The dosage is 6 grams per litre.

Score
97 points
Reviewer
Wine Advocate
Review

Disgorged with six grams per liter dosage, the 2007 Brut Cuvée Nicolas François is showing very nicely, offering up aromas of fresh bread, citrus oil, crisp yellow orchard fruit, white flowers, verbena, macadamia nut, and hints of biscuity complexity to come. Full-bodied, chiselled but fleshy, its vinous core of fruit cloaks the vintage's brisk acids to achieve real plenitude in a year that's sometimes rather tautly austere. Long and penetrating and complemented by a pretty pinpoint mousse, this is a real success

Specifications

Closure
Cork, cage and foil
Serving Temp.
8-11 °C
Alcohol
12.5%
Cellar until
Now - 2040
Food pairing
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). The unique dimension of a great Blanc de Blancs, is pure and intense, with a directness perfectly associated with its low dosage. Its potential and its balance express a remarkable finesse worthy of the most sophisticated food pairings.

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