Billecart-Salmon

Le Clos Saint-Hilaire Brut Blanc de Noirs

9.419 ratings
9.310 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
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)

May 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.

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Jeremy Noye

CEO Morrell & Company

9.0

Drink now to me. Power and richness but perfect balance of fruit to secondary.

Drink now to me. Power and richness but perfect balance of fruit to secondary.

Dec 31st, 2014
Marshal White

Amazing. Smelled like Grand cru chablis

Amazing. Smelled like Grand cru chablis

Oct 6th, 2012
Mike Evans

A little caramel and nuttiness, apple, bracing acidity on the back.

A little caramel and nuttiness, apple, bracing acidity on the back.

Aug 4th, 2018
Eric Gardner

Love it after it sits in the glass for a while, gets all silky and integrated. Same with the whole flight. All are yummy 1996 is the best of the bunch, drinking very well now.

Love it after it sits in the glass for a while, gets all silky and integrated. Same with the whole flight. All are yummy 1996 is the best of the bunch, drinking very well now.

Dec 6th, 2015
Joseph D'Ambrosio

This Champagne doesn't take no for an answer.

This Champagne doesn't take no for an answer.

Nov 26th, 2014
Bethany D'Meza

Bethany had this 3 years ago

Bethany had this 3 years ago

Nov 14th, 2015