Salmon Groovey

Billecart-Salmon

Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart Brut Champagne Blend 2006

David T
9.4

Nose reveals macerated fruits of; green apples, pineapple, sour & macerated lemon, limes, kiwi, white peach, golden apple, candle /beeswax, understated white spice, limestone & volcanic powder, sea fossils & spray, caramel, vanillin, light herbaceousness, mint, yeast, bread dough, notes of melted brown sugar with white flowers, jasmine and yellow lilies.

The mouthfeel is lush & beautiful. The mousse so soft. The acidity is finely focused & lively. Slightly less (than the nose) macerated fruits notes of; green apples, pineapple, sour & macerated lemon, limes, kiwi, white peach, golden apple, candle /beeswax, understated white spice with perfect razor blade penetration on the tongue, Fine limestone & grey volcanic powder, sea fossils & spray, melted caramel, vanillin, light herbaceousness, mint, yeast, bread dough, used wood presence, notes of melted brown sugar with brighter white flowers, jasmine, mixed greens, and yellow lilies than the nose.

Steal at $99.
— 2 days ago

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Billecart-Salmon

Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne 2007

🏅Rating 92/100 (4,2⭐)

I always struggle with rose champagnes. Somehow they don't convince me and almost never justify the price tag. But there are a few which I am satisfied with.

Cuvee Elisabeth is definitely in my top list. Its first vintage is 1988 and was created as a counterpart to another prestige cuvee of the house Nicolas François.

This cuvee is about the elegance and finesse rather than the power. Made of equal parts of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir it is blended with less than 10% of red wine from old vines in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ.

Chic rose color with copper hue. Reductive style with a cooler 2007 vintage showing through. Apricot jam, candied citrus, sugar powdered red berries. Delicate bitter cool and dry finish. Disg. in Feb 2019 after spending impressive 11 years on lees. The dosage of 6 g/l is enough to reach the perfect balance.
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— a month ago

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Billecart-Salmon

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

A plethora of fine, persistent bubbles in the glass. Really pretty golden straw color here. Big splashes of pear and apples up front with some delicious honey. Just a touch of wild strawberry and redcurrant express themselves but the creamy lemon aromas really set this baby off.

Billecart-Salmon is a known quantity. There are no real surprises here and honestly few champagnes can do that year in and year out without getting stale. They absolutely get it right. Taut structure with harmonious balance. Delicate yet forceful, this is a rich bubbly with plenty of depth and character.

Stone fruits introduce the intense palate with the customary brioche showing too. Roasted hazelnuts and dried herbs. The red fruits are particularly generous on the palate. A wonderfully attractive champagne.
— 2 days ago

Ira, Dawn and 10 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Cheers!🍷

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Perfect Friday night, watching Dawn of the Dead 💀- pink salmon color, stinky cheese, biscuit and rose petal finish- perfection! — 9 days ago

Tom, Severn and 19 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Sounds fun! Cheers!🥂

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne: Refreshing. Vibrant. Excellent acidity & balance. Strawberry. Raspberry. Orange zest. Chalky minerality. The list goes on & on! Simply beautiful! My new gold standard for Brut Rosé! Cheers 🔥🥂 — a month ago

Severn, Ira and 5 others liked this

Billecart-Salmon

Vintage Extra Brut Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2008

Very fine mousse, light gold hue. Good depth of flavour that is slightly nutty. Decent — 15 days ago

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Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt

Schazhofberger Großes Gewächs Riesling 2014

Delicious. Lemon, lime, honey, nectarine.
Outstanding with Teriyaki salmon,peas & rice.
— 19 days ago

Mike, Serge and 1 other liked this

André Robert

Rose de Vignes Le Mesnil Sur Oger Brut Champagne Blend Rosé

45% Meunier, 15% PN and 40% Chardonnay. 4 years maturation, dégorgement 12/2019. Dosage 5.5g/l. Lovely salmon color. While rosé is not my preference, this is very good. Red fruits and nice acidity. — 5 days ago

Elise Zandbergen-Haverkamp
with Elise
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Willem Booij

Willem Booij

Lekker man👍