Billecart Salmon Cuvee Louis Blanc de Blancs 2006
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Entirely sourced in top grand cru terroirs of the Côte des Blancs—namely in Avize (les Pierres Vaudon), Chouilly (Mont Aigu), Mesnil-sur-Oger (les Coullemets and Chétillon) and Cramant—the 2006 Millésime Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuvée Louis offers a generous, rich and chalky bouquet of ripe yellow and white-fleshed fruits and vanilla brioche as well as a remarkable purity, precision and freshness. Round and endlessly juicy on the palate, this is a highly elegant, seductive and wonderfully balanced Blanc de Blancs that reveals a concentrated, rich and persistent finish with intense fruit and a chalky texture. Fermented 5% in oak casks and disgorged in April 2018, after 11 years on the lees. This is lot L 306A718 47837; tasted November 2018.
|Score: 96||Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate, December 2018|
A brilliant edition with elegance cast against plenty of fruit and mouth-filling concentration. Aromas of fresh green apples and light pears and apple pastry, as well as hints of lemons and chalky minerals. The palate has plenty of fresh apples and nashi pears. Really crisp and flavorsome. Finishes on point. Drink or hold.
|Score: 94||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, September 2018|
From grand cru sites on the Côte des Blancs. 5% vinified in oak. Dosage 7 g/l.
Pale lemon yellow. Extremely fine bead. Intense, tightly-knit nose. Pretty notable acidity at this point but the nose is already admirably complex. Very polished but I would ideally give it a little more time in bottle to round out a little.
|Score: 17||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, December 2017|
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