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Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut 2008
Region: Champagne
Winery: Champagne Billecart-Salmon
Color: Sparkling
Vintage: 2007
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James Suckling 93+ FOR THE 2008 VINTAGE
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.
Wine Spectator 93 FOR THE 2008 VINTAGE
A graceful Champagne that swathes the palate in a fine and creamy mousse, carrying flavors of baked blackberry, lemon meringue pie and chopped almond. Vibrant acidity creates a mouthwatering impression on the minerally finish. Drink now through 2026.
Wine Enthusiast 95 FOR THE 2008 VINTAGE - Cellar Selection
Billecart-Salmon 2008 Vintage Extra Brut (Champagne). Building on the structured Pinot Noir, often a hallmark of this producer’s Champagnes, this wine is densely textured and full of white fruits from the Chardonnay. Still young, it remains on the fruit spectrum so wait until 2021 for the full glory of the maturity to come through.