BILLECART-SALMON VINTAGE 2009 1.5L
Intense and Seductive
An ideal blend allowing the personality of the Champagne region’s great Pinot Noirs to dominate, combined with the elegance and subtlety of Chardonnays and that signature touch of Pinot Meunier.
|GRAPES:||40% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 27% Pinot Meunier|
|APPEARANCE:||The yellow colour has soft golden undertones, naturally enhanced by a fine, dynamic effervescence. A shining, very radiant effect that brings out the full potential of nine years of maturation in our ancestral chalk cellars.|
|AROMA:||The delicious intensity of precise fruit with citrusy and nutty notes (grapefruit pulp, slivered almonds). A nuanced sensory development built around pastry scents (raw butter, white fruit jelly). A masterful aromatic expression with a refined, refreshing purity.|
|PALATE:||A nervy, charming, tactile delight (chestnut cream, fresh blueberries and shortbread), emphasized by a delicate texture. The wine rises to a distinguished complexity with a persistent finale, crisply structured by the high-quality potential of such a sought-after vintage.|
|FOOD PAIRING:||A deeply sculpted vintage with a noble, exquisitely distinctive character. Enjoy to the fullest with red tuna, papaya and avocado, or with pan-fried foie gras, peaches, verbena, rhubarb and verjuice (prematurely harvested grape juice).|
|SERVICE TEMPERATURE:||11-12 °C|
"The result is of course the most powerful, characterful and immediate Billecart Vintage to date. (...) A very different take on Billecart Vintage, to be sure, yet nonetheless every bit worthy, and more than a little thrilling."
"First time with Pinot Meunier in the blend, helping to maintain balance in the hot 2009 vintage."17/20 - MATTHEW JUKES - OCTOBER 2020
"Full, imposing, heady and main-course-shaped, this is Billecart for power-lifters!"