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2002 Billecart Salmon Nicolas Francois

Billecart Salmon

97Average Score
flagChampagne / France
White
drink-now2012-2038

On first pour this is almost unbelievably tightly coiled – but you can feel the power and precision beneath, just raring to get out of the gate. The nose gradually starts to reveal itself with aromas of biscuit, freshly churned butter, lime zest, greengage and honey all wrapped up in a sea breeze. The texture is phenomenal, with an incredibly fine yet persistent mousse. Pinot Noir (60% of the blend) provides breadth and depth, but this isn’t overly weighty. The vintage’s trademark acidity is present and correct, almost electric, yet wonderfully balanced by the sheer concentration here. There’s still so much more for this wine to give, with a core of crisp citrus and saline minerality that drives the long finish. This is a true thoroughbred from a vintage of remarkable pedigree.

FINE+RARE  (April 2021)    Drink 2021-2032

6x75cl-0 Immediate | 42 Marketplace£600.00
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