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. — 6 days ago
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. — 6 days ago
Smokiness initially but that dissipates so the fruit can dominate. — 4 days ago
Subdued for a desert wine with a background of tropical fruit flavour. — 8 days ago
Juicy, wet with dry notes and a bit of peppery finish — 5 days ago
Very fine mousse, light gold hue. Good depth of flavour that is slightly nutty. Decent — 20 days ago
Good not as warm as other educated guess.￼ — 19 days ago