White - Sparkling

N.V. Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Réserve

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Community Tasting Notes 642

  • PSPatrick wrote: (91 points)

    February 19, 2017 - The wine was light gold in colour, with light, fine perlage. It offered apple, biscuit and a car tire component on the nose; and apple, citrus, biscuit, brioche and a hint of smoke on the palate, with creamy mousse, medium-plus acidity and superb length of the salty and pleasantly bitter finish. The medium-bodied sparkling wine was balanced and drank well, even if this bottle did not show quite as well as the bottle I had in June last year, which I bought around the same time but from a different source.

  • drrobvino wrote: (92 points)

    January 22, 2017 - Delicious bottle (375mL size), fresh and energetic bubbles.

  • Barolo Raymond wrote: (90 points)

    January 20, 2017 - Francine''s birthday dinner (Herdsman's Inn): Billecart-Salmon never disappoints.

  • tanglenet wrote:

    January 11, 2017 - We popped this for a friend upon quitting her job. My wife and I were both not fans, and we usually like Billecart: we had a tour and tasting at the winery in Sept. However, this bottle seemed dull and lifeless. Wondering if this was a storage issue. This was purchased at a Whole Foods during one of their 20 or 25% off wine sales.

  • swarup wrote: (92 points)

    January 2, 2017 - Perfect balance of dryness and fruit.

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2014, Issue #51, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report: Augmented This Year By a Week on The Ground in Champagne

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    May/Jun 2014, Issue #51, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report: Augmented This Year By a Week on The Ground in Champagne

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Dec-13, IWC Issue #10167, 12/1/2013 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2013, Issue #46, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report Summer of 2013

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2013, Issue #43, Another Round of Champagne and Sparkling Wine More Superb Releases from Small Growers and Grand Marques

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2013, Issue #43, Another Round of Champagne and Sparkling Wine More Superb Releases from Small Growers and Grand Marques

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2012, Issue #40, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report

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  • By Brad Baker
    September 2011, Issue #12, Champagne Tasting Notes

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2011, Issue #34, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report: Good Looks at Vintages 2002, 2004 and 2005 And a Plethora of Superb Non-Vintage Bottlings

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    December 2010 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/27/2009 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/24/2008 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2006, IWC Issue #129 (link)

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    November/December 2005, IWC Issue #123 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/18/2005 (link)

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    3/24/2005 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2002, IWC Issue #105 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/13/2015 (link) 91 points

    (NV Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Réserve) Light lemon yellow color with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; chalk, tart apple, light almond nose; creamy textured, ripe pear, mineral, lime cream, almond palate; medium-plus finish (6 grams dosage; based on 2011 & 2010 vintages)

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/20/2013 (link) 92 points

    (NV Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Réserve) Very light yellow color with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; yeasty, almond powder, baked pear nose; tasty, delicate, creamy textured, tart pear, mineral palate; medium-plus finish (40% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir; about 30% reserves from '06, '07 & '08) 92+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/5/2013 (link) 91 points

    (NV Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Réserve) Light straw yellow color with abundant, steady, small bubbles; tart pear, applesauce nose; delicious, crisp, very tart pear, mineral palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish 91+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/19/2013 (link) 90 points

    (NV Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Réserve) Light medium yellow color with steady, tiny bubbles; tart apple, yeasty nose; tart apple, mineral, chalk palate, a little coarse; medium-plus finish 90+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/20/2012 (link) 92 points

    (NV Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Réserve) Light yellow color with very speedy, very tiny bubbles; yeasty, white flower, pear nose; very tasty, complex and delicate, tart pear, tart green apple, mineral, lightly yeasty palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/26/2011 (link) 90 points

    (NV Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Réserve) Light yellow color; pear, floral nose; tart apple, tart pear, floral, lemon palate; medium-plus finish

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  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2008 (link) 16+ points

    (NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve) A bright style on the nose, with a chalky character. The palate, however, is quite gentle, rounded and creamy. Soft and full-flavoured with notes of baked white fruits over a fine grip which shows at the end, together with good acidity here too. Touch of creaminess to the mousse. Very good.

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2007 (link) 15 points

    (NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve) There is still a lot of sulphur here, with notes of sea salt and minerals, and behind that some notes of slightly medicinal, cough-candy notes. Minerally, firm, salty but also very sulphurous palate. Quite full and characterful beneath it all though, and overall it is nicely composed. A good, firm finish. I can only hope that the sulphur will dissipate with time as it is quite predominant at the moment.

  • By Chris Kissack
    January 2003 (link) 16 points

    (NV Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne) Purchasd Autumn 2002. A pale golden yellow, with a very fine bead. Fairly delicate on the nose, with floral hints and a subtle, bready note. More showy on the palate, with a full body and good, creamy mousse, although quite foamy, with a somewhat sherbetty edge which I always find distracting. Strong acidity. Little complexity to the acidic, citrus fruits. Another that would benefit from six or more months in the cellar.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Billecart-Salmon
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Brut Réserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Codes 000000133098, 000004357230, 3113940000102, 3113941107701, 3113941213105, 3113942150102, 3113945740508, 720815150096, 843291007668

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 65 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,087 (37%)
  • Consumed 7,005 (63%)

Food Pairing

aperitif, Einsehe feiner Champagner, feines Aroma, harmonische Säure schöne Frucht... "pudrig"... perfekt!, Joulukalat, schöne perlage

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