Billecart Salmon Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Cuvee Louis Billecart 2007
Type: Champagne Volume: 750ml
Winery: Billecart Salmon
Country: France Region: Champagne
Grapes Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 12.5% abv Packing: Original Carton of 3 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
WA=95+ Disgorged in October 2018 with seven grams per liter dosage, the 2007 Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Louis Salmon derives from the villages of Cramant, Chouilly and Mesnil-sur-Oger, and half of the vins clairs that went into the blend were vinified in older barrels. It's still tightly wound, even after over a year on cork, unfurling in the glass with a delicate bouquet of crisp yellow apple, Meyer lemon, blanched almonds, elderflower and crushed chalk. Medium to full-bodied, deep and searingly intense, it's seamless and complete, with a bracing spine of acidity, a delicate pinpoint mousse, and a long, mouthwateringly mineral finish. This is a serious, built-to-age wine that will really reward patience.
AG=95 The 2007 Brut Cuvée Louis Salmon is another stellar wine from Billecart-Salmon. In many ways, it is the polar opposite of 2006. Here the team felt the wine needed a body to balance the tension of the year. About half of the lots were done in barrel, while most of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation. Pretty citrus and floral notes abound. Stylistically, the 2007 is a bit more open than the 2006, even though the personalities of the two years would have suggested the exact opposite. The Louis Salmon is a blend from sites in Chouilly, Mesnil-sur-Oger and Cramant. The dosage is 7 grams per litre. (Originally published in May 2021).
WS=94 The velvety texture of this finely knit Champagne ripples on your palate, highlighting flavours of ginger-infused pastry cream, glazed apricot and lemon curd, with a rich hint of hazelnut. Clean-cut, with mouthwatering acidity defining the salty, mineral-laced finish. Disgorged July 2018. Drink now through 2030.