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Billecart-Salmon Vintage Champagne 2009

Champagne

Sale price
HK$598   each
Regular price
RRP HK$850 
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HK$568  in any 6+
Multi Buy Discount Percentage
33% off rrp
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Palate Profile

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.

The yellow colour of the wine 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 Billecart-Salmon's ancestral chalk cellar.

On the nose there is a 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.

The palate has 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.

Critic Awards

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.

Offers 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.

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.

Region and Grapes

Region: Champagne
Grapes: 40% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 27% Pinot Meunier

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