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Billecart-Salmon 2002 Cuvee Nicolas Francois Billecart Brut 1.5L | 97 POINTS

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$399.99
SKU:
33991
Size:
1.5L
Vintage:
2002
Points:
97
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Product Overview

The 2002 Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Nicolas François Brut is a blending of Grands Crus vineyards in Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims. After presenting a lovely color of sparkling yellow-gold veiled in luminous golden reflections, the nose offers fine malted notes associated with orchard fruit (white peach, nectarine, Lorraine plum) refined by the purity of the complex mandarin zest aromas. There is a balanced tension controlled by the blossoming of the wine (seeded and stone fruit, citrus fruit, warm madeleines) and embodied by the line of noble resinous flavors (spruce and juniper berries from Houlle). It will expose the flavors of creamy, roasted poultry or turbot in a creamy sauce.

Varietal Composition: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Appellation: Champagne AOC
Aging: 20% vinified in oak casks, then aged 10 years in bottle before disgorgement
Dosage: 4 g/L

97 Points - Wine Advocate
"The 2002 Brut Cuvée Nicolas François was disgorged in January 2015 with four grams per liter dosage, and it's showing superbly, wafting from the glass with a complex bouquet that mingles confit citrus, peach and dried papaya with nuances of iodine, brioche and honeycomb. On the palate, it's full-bodied, broad and vinous, with a rich and layered core that's underpinned by serious structure and tension, concluding with a long and precise finish. This is one of the finest wines Billecart has released in the last decade, and it is well worth seeking out." -WK, 8/30/19

97 Points - Vinous
"A mesmerizing, thrilling Champagne, the 2002 Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart is a great example of the vintage at its best. Silky and racy on the palate, yet a bit more restrained than many wines of the year, the Nicolas François Billecart remains vivid and remarkably nuanced. Brioche. apricot jam, wild flowers and honey are some of the many notes that blossom as the Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart shows off its voluptuous personality. The 2002 is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay." -AG, Jul/2015

96 Points, "Cellar Selection" - Wine Enthusiat
"With its ripe fruits, rich texture and layers of toast, this is a great wine. It shows the quality of the great 2002 vintage brilliantly. It's complex and concentrated with an array of mature fruit flavors that combine to a structured whole. It will improve with age, so drink this great Champagne through 2025 and perhaps longer." -RV, 12/1/13

95 Points - Wine Spectator
"There's a buoyant, almost ethereal quality to this elegant Champagne, offering a rich range of blackberry pâte de fruit, crystallized honey, grilled nut and oyster shell flavors, set on a fine, chalky mousse. Long and mouthwatering, with a clean, citrus-infused finish. Drink now through 2027. 1,500 cases imported." -AN, 11/15/15

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