Billecart-Salmon

Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart Brut Champagne Blend

9.497 ratings
9.432 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.6

OMG - and it was like the battery bunny - it kept getting better and better - prefect with super fresh oysters

OMG - and it was like the battery bunny - it kept getting better and better - prefect with super fresh oysters

Apr 7th, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Such a baby but perfect way to celebrate and get ready for tonight! Leave the next bottle for five years or so.

Such a baby but perfect way to celebrate and get ready for tonight! Leave the next bottle for five years or so.

Mar 2nd, 2019
Stanley Barrios

Fantastic!

Fantastic!

Feb 17th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Showing lots of secondary character rich and powerful . Just lacks a little bit of refinement . Very good though .

Showing lots of secondary character rich and powerful . Just lacks a little bit of refinement . Very good though .

Jan 7th, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

Sublime, seamless, scintillating.

Sublime, seamless, scintillating.

Nov 8th, 2018
Ira Schwartz

Showing much less maturity than the Cuvée Elizabeth. A very apple cider and pear nose joined by hints of biscuit. An abundance of structure with the acidity acting like the big man on campus. Salivating inducing honey coated minerals that somehow does not stifle the concentrated fruit which pops up on a very extended finish.

Showing much less maturity than the Cuvée Elizabeth. A very apple cider and pear nose joined by hints of biscuit. An abundance of structure with the acidity acting like the big man on campus. Salivating inducing honey coated minerals that somehow does not stifle the concentrated fruit which pops up on a very extended finish.

Jun 8th, 2018
Jeff Loo

From Magnum. Amazingly precise and very pure. A gorgeous, yet young 2002 champers that is only going to get better over the next couple of decades.

From Magnum. Amazingly precise and very pure. A gorgeous, yet young 2002 champers that is only going to get better over the next couple of decades.

Jun 7th, 2018
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9.4

The 2002 Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart comes across as rich, powerful and opulent. This latest release of the 2002 was disgorged in July 2015 and finished with a Chardonnay-based liqueur whereas the previous release, disgorged in May 2014, was finished with a Pinot Noir-based liqueur. This is a distinctly vinous, almost shockingly raw, visceral Champagne from Billecart-Salmon. There is no shortage of volume or intensity, that is for sure. Stylistically, this year's release inhabits a whole other world relative to last year's release. Dosage is 4 grams per liter. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2016)

The 2002 Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart comes across as rich, powerful and opulent. This latest release of the 2002 was disgorged in July 2015 and finished with a Chardonnay-based liqueur whereas the previous release, disgorged in May 2014, was finished with a Pinot Noir-based liqueur. This is a distinctly vinous, almost shockingly raw, visceral Champagne from Billecart-Salmon. There is no shortage of volume or intensity, that is for sure. Stylistically, this year's release inhabits a whole other world relative to last year's release. Dosage is 4 grams per liter. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2016)

May 1st, 2018
Garen Staglin

Beautiful. Fruit and Yeast in balance.

Beautiful. Fruit and Yeast in balance.

Dec 26th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

Last wine we tasted after our tour at Champagne Billecart-Salmon. Our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about the domains history and all the wines.

Bright golden yellow with tons of tiny bubbles. Thick nose with layers of honey, stone and white fruits, almonds and some lemon zest. Well rounded with high acidity (7.5/10) and medium plus to full bodied. Fresh, lively and zesty on the palate with layers of brioche, stone fruits, green apples and a touch of citrus. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2037.

Made up of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay from the same plot every vintage. Only 20% is vinified in oak and also aged for 13 years on the lees.

Last wine we tasted after our tour at Champagne Billecart-Salmon. Our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about the domains history and all the wines.

Bright golden yellow with tons of tiny bubbles. Thick nose with layers of honey, stone and white fruits, almonds and some lemon zest. Well rounded with high acidity (7.5/10) and medium plus to full bodied. Fresh, lively and zesty on the palate with layers of brioche, stone fruits, green apples and a touch of citrus. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2037.

Made up of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay from the same plot every vintage. Only 20% is vinified in oak and also aged for 13 years on the lees.

Dec 14th, 2017