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Reviews for Billecart-Salmon Brut Champagne Reserve
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, June 2014
The Brut Réserve bottling from Billecart-Salmon is identical in cépages to the Extra Brut, with the sole differences in the wines being that the Brut Réserve receives a judicious dosage of seven grams per liter. Not...
The Brut Réserve bottling from Billecart-Salmon is identical in cépages to the Extra Brut, with the sole differences in the wines being that the Brut Réserve receives a judicious dosage of seven grams per liter. Not surprisingly, the current release is excellent, offering a complex nose of pear, warm biscuits, a fine base of complex soil tones, gentle notes of lime peel and a nice touch of white roses in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, complex and very refined in profile, with a lovely core, pinpoint bubbles, bright, well-integrated acids and a very long, tangy and elegant finish. I have had some previous renditions of Brut Réserve that seemed a bit bound up by their structural elements out of the blocks and in need of some bottle age to blossom, but the current release will drink beautifully right from the outset. 2014-2035.
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2015
Beautifully understated, this offers fruit that’s well integrated with the tight texture, giving a seamless, dry while also fruity wine. Just a hint of bottle maturity adds complexity.
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, November 2011
50% pinot meunier 30% pinot noir and 20% chardonnay. 60% of the cuvée is from the 2008 harvest with the rest from 2006 and 2007 with 6 g/ltr of sugar in the dosage. Pear and baked apple make a restrained aromatic...
50% pinot meunier 30% pinot noir and 20% chardonnay. 60% of the cuvée is from the 2008 harvest with the rest from 2006 and 2007 with 6 g/ltr of sugar in the dosage. Pear and baked apple make a restrained aromatic statement. This bottling is more explosive with ripe and juicy fruit flavors that dominate the round medium-bodied midpalate showing hints of pineapple and banana. These soft textures taper towards a spicy citrusy finish.
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