The 2002 Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart is outrageously beautiful. The ripeness of the Chardonnay is front and center in a Champagne that delivers the goods, big-time. An infusion of apricot, orange peel, crème brûlée, chamomile, hazelnut and honey give the 2002 its racy, exotic personality. I enjoy it most with bottle age, but the 2002 is undeniably beautiful right now. The 2002 is a stunning NFB. The blend is 60% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and the Vallée de la Marne and 40% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs, done partially in oak (20%). Dosage is 4 grams per liter.
Antonio Galloni, Vinous (August 2020) Score: 96/100 Drink 2020-2030
|Bts||-||0 Immediate | 7 Marketplace||£133.00|
|6x75cl||-||0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace||£789.00|
|12x75cl||-||0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace||£1,573.00|