Intense and Seductive
This wine with an Extra Brut dosage is dominated by the great Pinot Noir flavours which is tempered by the elegance of the Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs.
A taut and seductive tactile pleasure (citrus zest, seeded white flesh fruit and Breton biscuits). The wine offers a persistent finish with a structure defined by the quality of its potential as a great vintage A vintage which is deeply engrained with a noble character and great distinction. Enjoy with the best quality fish, carpaccio of scallops and vegetable ravioli 11-12 °C
|GRAPES:||65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay|
|SERVICE TEMPERATURE:||11-12 °C|
The newly released 2008 Extra Brut Vintage from Billecart-Salmon is still—predictably—quite youthfully reticent, opening in the glass with a lively bouquet of citrus oil, crisp white peach, white flowers, cardamon and nutmeg. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, chiseled and precise, with a tight-knit core, lovely underlying chalky extract and a tensile finish. This is a vintage Billecart with more-than-usual upside, and it will be worth following for two decades in a cold cellar.
31/08/2019 William Kelley