Billecart-Salmon Champagne Extra Brut 2009

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This wine, with an extra brut dosage, is dominated by great Pinot Noir flavours which is tempered by the elegance of the Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs and that signature touch of Pinot Meunier.

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94pts Wine Advocate– 2009 vintage

Disgorged with two grams per liter dosage, Billecart-Salmon’s 2009 Extra Brut Vintage is more giving and demonstrative than its 2008 counterpart, offering up inviting aromas of crisp stone fruit, yellow apple, brioche, honeycomb and warm pastry. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, with a pillowy mousse and a generous core of fruit girdled by bright acids, it’s seamless and complete. Indeed, such is its charm and persistence that I tend to prefer it, at least for now, to the 2008.

93pts Vinous– 2009 vintage

The 2009 Vintage is another stellar wine in this range from Billecart-Salmon. This is the first time the Vintage includes Meunier in the blend. That approach has worked out so well here. Resonant and generous, the 2009 is so expressive today. The low dosage of two grams per liter is expertly judged. The 2009 is rich, but not heavy, while offering all of the natural generosity of the year.

93pts James Suckling– 2009 vintage

This is a big, rich wine with lots of strawberry and red-apple character.  It’s full and layered with very pretty fruit.  Caressing and fresh at the same time.  A bit ponderous.  40% Pinot Noir, 27% Pinot Meunier and the rest Chardonnay.

First time with Pinot Meunier in the blend, helping to maintain balance in the hot 2009 vintage.  Drink or hold.

91pts Wine Spectator– 2009 vintage

A balanced version. Offers more savory mineral character upfront, with accents of brine, chalk and smoke leading to more subtle notes of baked plum, preserved lemon and beeswax that emerge through  the creamy midpalate and firm finish.

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Billecart-Salmon Champagne Extra Brut 2009

Winery

Region

Appellation

Type

Vineyard Size

Soil

Vineyard Orientation

Farming Practice

Maturation

Vintage

This wine, with an extra brut dosage, is dominated by great Pinot Noir flavours which is tempered by the elegance of the Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs and that signature touch of Pinot Meunier.

Label

Shelf Talker

Tech Sheet

94pts Wine Advocate– 2009 vintage

Disgorged with two grams per liter dosage, Billecart-Salmon’s 2009 Extra Brut Vintage is more giving and demonstrative than its 2008 counterpart, offering up inviting aromas of crisp stone fruit, yellow apple, brioche, honeycomb and warm pastry. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, with a pillowy mousse and a generous core of fruit girdled by bright acids, it’s seamless and complete. Indeed, such is its charm and persistence that I tend to prefer it, at least for now, to the 2008.

93pts Vinous– 2009 vintage

The 2009 Vintage is another stellar wine in this range from Billecart-Salmon. This is the first time the Vintage includes Meunier in the blend. That approach has worked out so well here. Resonant and generous, the 2009 is so expressive today. The low dosage of two grams per liter is expertly judged. The 2009 is rich, but not heavy, while offering all of the natural generosity of the year.

93pts James Suckling– 2009 vintage

This is a big, rich wine with lots of strawberry and red-apple character.  It’s full and layered with very pretty fruit.  Caressing and fresh at the same time.  A bit ponderous.  40% Pinot Noir, 27% Pinot Meunier and the rest Chardonnay.

First time with Pinot Meunier in the blend, helping to maintain balance in the hot 2009 vintage.  Drink or hold.

91pts Wine Spectator– 2009 vintage

A balanced version. Offers more savory mineral character upfront, with accents of brine, chalk and smoke leading to more subtle notes of baked plum, preserved lemon and beeswax that emerge through  the creamy midpalate and firm finish.

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