Billecart-Salmon

Le Clos Saint-Hilaire Brut Blanc de Noirs

9.486 ratings
9.429 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Scott Rowe

Extremely orange, questionable cork. Shame.

Extremely orange, questionable cork. Shame.

Dec 16th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.9

First vintage. One of the BEST Champagnes I have ever drank!

First vintage. One of the BEST Champagnes I have ever drank!

Nov 10th, 2019
Conrad Green

Soft, supple and open. White flowers, peach, with some limestone and soft lemon. Very good

Soft, supple and open. White flowers, peach, with some limestone and soft lemon. Very good

Mar 13th, 2019
Shawn R

As we kept the Champagne evening going we shared this. Slight oxidized on the nose yet supremely balanced on the palate. Small bright bubble, nice acid on the back side. Nice feel on the palate-honey, fine roast coffee and street side hazelnut. Not an overpowering Champagne, shows grace and elegance.

As we kept the Champagne evening going we shared this. Slight oxidized on the nose yet supremely balanced on the palate. Small bright bubble, nice acid on the back side. Nice feel on the palate-honey, fine roast coffee and street side hazelnut. Not an overpowering Champagne, shows grace and elegance.

Nov 11th, 2018
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9.5

One of the most pleasant surprises of the night, the 1996 Le Clos Saint Hilaire, is striking. Crushed flowers, mint, autumn leaves and sweet berries all lift from the glass. Sweet, pliant and generous, the 1996 shows exceptional balance and purity. I don’t see the 1996 as a super long-term ager, but it is fabulous today. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2014)

One of the most pleasant surprises of the night, the 1996 Le Clos Saint Hilaire, is striking. Crushed flowers, mint, autumn leaves and sweet berries all lift from the glass. Sweet, pliant and generous, the 1996 shows exceptional balance and purity. I don’t see the 1996 as a super long-term ager, but it is fabulous today. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2014)

1 person found it helpfulMay 1st, 2018
Eric Guido

The nose is incredibly rich, showing pear, ginger, roasted nuts, raw dough, dusty dried floral tones and the slightest hint of lime. On the palate, it displayed silky-soft textures with giving way to stone fruit and minerals up front, then to hints of citrus and a revitalizing note of acidity. Minerals resonated on the finish, along with hints of apple and pear. It truly makes its presence known.

The nose is incredibly rich, showing pear, ginger, roasted nuts, raw dough, dusty dried floral tones and the slightest hint of lime. On the palate, it displayed silky-soft textures with giving way to stone fruit and minerals up front, then to hints of citrus and a revitalizing note of acidity. Minerals resonated on the finish, along with hints of apple and pear. It truly makes its presence known.

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2015
Holly Anderson

Gorgeous. Honey, mineral, so lovely.

Gorgeous. Honey, mineral, so lovely.

Dec 18th, 2015
Chris MacLean

Classic, round, polished.

Classic, round, polished.

Dec 7th, 2015
Les Huisman

A rare treat. Another case of a brilliant wine that just needs to breathe a bit too open up, but alas is gone too soon.

A rare treat. Another case of a brilliant wine that just needs to breathe a bit too open up, but alas is gone too soon.

Aug 20th, 2015
Sean Genn

Wonderful stuff. Still young and vibrant.

Wonderful stuff. Still young and vibrant.

Jun 26th, 2015