2006 Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut
Champagne Blend - 1.5L
  • WE 94
  • JS 93
  • WS 92

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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, December 2015
Billecart-Salmon's style is dry, so an Extra Brut will be almost bone-dry. This wine is crisp and tight, bringing out grapefruit and citrus flavors and a steely, mineral character. It is still young, with freshness... Billecart-Salmon's style is dry, so an Extra Brut will be almost bone-dry. This wine is crisp and tight, bringing out grapefruit and citrus flavors and a steely, mineral character. It is still young, with freshness dominant, and needs to mature to blossom into a very fine Champagne. Drink from 2018.
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, October 2016
Wow, this smells rich with spiced mushroom and savory woody notes, as well as hints of some peaches, melon and candied orange rind ahead of light berry pastries – really complex and still unevolved. The palate's packed... Wow, this smells rich with spiced mushroom and savory woody notes, as well as hints of some peaches, melon and candied orange rind ahead of light berry pastries – really complex and still unevolved. The palate's packed with expressive pinot characters of cherries and fresh mushroom flavors. The tannins are what frame and drive things along and a surge of central acidity keeps it all nice and fresh. Very satisfying Champagne here. Drink this now and through the next decade; it has plenty to offer. Three-quarters of this 2006 comes from Montagne de Reims pinot noir with the remainder chardonnay from the Côte de Blancs.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, January 2016
A rich hint of toasted brioche accents glazed apricot, smoke, pink grapefruit sorbet and honey notes in this racy Champagne, which is finely knit and focused. The mouthwatering finish lingers with citrus zest and spice... A rich hint of toasted brioche accents glazed apricot, smoke, pink grapefruit sorbet and honey notes in this racy Champagne, which is finely knit and focused. The mouthwatering finish lingers with citrus zest and spice elements. Drink now through 2030. –AN
Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2006

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.