Very few bottles of wine have impressed me more than this. Near perfect on all fronts. The mousse is so creamy and has a rich yeasty texture, yet is balanced by an underlying freshness. The quality of the 2004 vintage in Champagne shines through this wine. What a treat. — 2 years ago
It was great to learn about the Billecart range straight from Antoine Billecart. The base wine for the current bottling is almost entirely Meunier, with the 40% reserves being split between three different harvests of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The wine was so clean and refined with lots of pristine white fruit as well as cream and just a touch of baguette. A treat! — 4 years ago
She's a thing of beauty! Full, round, mouthwatering deliciousness. Super complex. Melon, peach, toffee, honey. Develops beautifully when left to breathe. Aftertaste goes on forever. Only their best oldest vines are used. They only use the coeur of the cuvée. Matured on older Burgundian barrels for a year. Disgorged June 2016 53%chardonnay, 30% Pinot noir, 17% Pinot Meunier. — 2 years ago
30 April 2018
My first sip on the '06, and I'll be coming back for more... Very fine bubbles, quite elegant in the glass. Incredibly balanced between mineral, acid and Chardonnay fruit, hint of sweetness and salinity on the long finish.
Photos of the hand carved, chalk cellar halls that extend three levels below ground to age an amazing amount of wine and 3000ml bottles of the Brut Reserve resting in the riddling racks. They have one employee to riddle all their bottles, he turns about 44,000 bottles per day.
We got the extra special tour thanks to our trade affilliations, seeing bottles they usually don't allow the tours go any place near... Hiding deep the caves they are resting the Comte in the (2012) 3L jeroboam and (2012) 6L methuselah formats, OMG would I love to get my hands on one of those... Keep your eyes out, guessing they might hit the market in the next few years. 🍾🍾 They won't be cheap. — 6 months ago
1st tried this 8 yrs ago, it was one of my highlights of wine up to that point, I'm really glad to see it still hugely impresses me after all this time, beautiful cumquat marmalade. Outstanding. — 2 years ago