2000 Billecart-Salmon Nicolas Francois Billecart Vintage Brut
Champagne Blend - 750ML

  • WE 95
  • WA 94
  • WS 93
  • IWC 93
  • JG 93

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WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2011
<strong> # 67 on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2011</strong>; A wine that strikes a great balance between its intense fruitiness and a pure steely character. It makes it a dry Champagne with... <strong> # 67 on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2011</strong>; A wine that strikes a great balance between its intense fruitiness and a pure steely character. It makes it a dry Champagne with the richness of a great wine. It has weight intensity and several years more aging. - R.V.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2011
The 2000 Brut Cuvee Nicolas Francois Billecart impresses for its sheer purity and focus. Nothing is out of place in this beautifully delineated precise wine. Cool minty notes add lift yet the 2000 is rather reticent at... The 2000 Brut Cuvee Nicolas Francois Billecart impresses for its sheer purity and focus. Nothing is out of place in this beautifully delineated precise wine. Cool minty notes add lift yet the 2000 is rather reticent at this stage and appears to need further bottle age. Still its textural finesse is impossible to miss. This is Lot # L15215505599A. Disgorged February 2011. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020. -AG
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2011
Bright focused acidity drives lightly smoked flavors of candied currant and blackberry and patisserie apple with hints of ground espresso cumin and crystallized honey. A mineral note threads through the refined texture... Bright focused acidity drives lightly smoked flavors of candied currant and blackberry and patisserie apple with hints of ground espresso cumin and crystallized honey. A mineral note threads through the refined texture and lingers on the rich finish. Drink now through 2025. 300 cases imported. -AN
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2010
Bright gold. Intensely perfumed scents of dried pear nectarine peach skin and musky flowers with a bright mineral overtone. Deep in orchard fruit and citrus flavors but there's a weightless quality to this Champagne... Bright gold. Intensely perfumed scents of dried pear nectarine peach skin and musky flowers with a bright mineral overtone. Deep in orchard fruit and citrus flavors but there's a weightless quality to this Champagne that's really intriguing. Very pure and precise on the finish with the peach and floral qualities echoing. This would be superb with simple fish preparations. -JR
JG 93
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, October 2014
The 2000 Cuvée Nicolas-François was showing quite well at our vertical tasting, with a completely wide open personality that delivers scents of apple tangerine, plenty of smokiness, a fine base of soil and a topnote of... The 2000 Cuvée Nicolas-François was showing quite well at our vertical tasting, with a completely wide open personality that delivers scents of apple tangerine, plenty of smokiness, a fine base of soil and a topnote of citrus peel. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, crisp and shows off very good mid-palate depth, with frothy mousse, fine focus and grip and a long, zesty finish. The 2000 is drinking very well at the present time, but shows off good balance and should have no trouble cruising along at this altitude for at least another dozen years or so.
JJB 95
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, November 2011
60% pinot noir 40% chardonnay. Colored with just a hint of yellow straw low-lying fresh mushroom aromas are subtle yet focused. The super attractive palate offers up a very complex melange of spiced pear and apple flavors... 60% pinot noir 40% chardonnay. Colored with just a hint of yellow straw low-lying fresh mushroom aromas are subtle yet focused. The super attractive palate offers up a very complex melange of spiced pear and apple flavors that are quite layered and complex; they become finely taut towards the finish where citrus notes kick in. Good texture offers a mixture of fruity and structural elements with a focused and citrus-laden finish that is lengthy and complex. Will go a few years and gain breadth with some time on cork.
Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2000

Winery

Billecart-Salmon

Champagne Billecart-Salmon is an independent and family-owned champagne house situated in the charming village of Mareuil-sur-Ay in the heart of Champagne. It was founded in 1818 after the marriage of Nicolas Francois Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon.

Since then, for almost 200 years, every member of the Billecart family has continued to stand by their oath of giving priority to quality and striving for excellence. Today, the 6th generation is represented by Francois and Antoine Roland-Billecart, who lead this independent house with the support of their father, Jean Roland-Billecart. The firm owns 74 acres of its own vines and purchases grapes from growers comprising another 346 acres. Ninety percent of the fruit for Billecart comes from 40 crus within a 20-mile radius of Epernay.

The Billecart portfolio includes the Brut Reserve, Brut Rose, Extra Brut, Demi-Sec, Brut Sous Bois, Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart, and the ultimate expression for the House, the vintage Le Clos Saint Hilaire, a blanc de noirs Champagne sourced from a tiny plot planted in 1964.

The winery employs sustainable viticulture practices, without the use of pesticides and herbicides, and the wines are aged in oak in Billecart's limestone cellars.