Billecart Salmon Blanc de Blanc N.VBillecart Salmon Blanc de Blanc N.V
Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs is a chardonnay-based cuvee produced from the five grand cru vineyards of the Cote des Blancs. It is a blend of two different years revealing the special quality of the chardonnay. It will surprise you with its pure intensity of dry fruits aromas, almonds, and fresh hazelnuts mixed with those of fruit. The creamy sensation of the bubble associated to aromas of buttered brioche and mineral aromas. Persistent finish with a fresh and elegant sweetness. Pairs perfectly with fine oysters, grilled fish and seafood or if you’re feeling extra fancy, caviar.
Billecart Salmon Brut NVBillecart Salmon Brut NV
Billecart Salmon Brut NV. Pale gold. Fresh peach, pear and nectarine on the nose, with a complicating note of white flowers. Fleshy, plush and ripe, with strong peach and ripe pear flavors in a more powerful and less restrained style than last year’s release. Firms up on the finish, picking up a mineral note and showing very good balance and length
Billecart Salmon Nicolas Francois 2002Billecart Salmon Nicolas Francois 2002
Billecart Salmon Nicolas Francois 2002 A hint of struck flint reduction makes way for the icy brightness of grapefruit zest, lemon, white peach, then the warmth of figs, and later, yellow summer fruits. A decade in the cellar has set down layers of toast and nuts, even wood spice. Refreshing acidity takes time to uncoil, and minerality rises slowly, super fine, confident and taut, surging on the finish in a cascade of chalk that lingers, undeterred, for minutes.
Billecart Salmon Sous Bois N.VBillecart Salmon Sous Bois N.V
‘Sous Bois’-being French for ‘under wood’ – is a nod back to the traditional past of Champagne when wines were fermented and aged in oak barrels. This method adds texture, weight and character to the wine and imparts a smoky, toastiness on the finish. Its Impressive, Rich and pinoty with smoky charcuterie, spice and almond aromas, some strawberry on palate. Soft and round; a magic wine and great with food.
Bonnaire Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc N.VBonnaire Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc N.V
The NV Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut is a clear, fresh and chalky Chardonnay from Cramant in the Côte des Blancs that opens with lovely intense and soft white fruit aromas. It is a mouth-filling, very elegant and finessed Cramant with highly digestible balance and stimulating lightness in alcohol (12%). The finish is charmingly round and fruity but also has the typical chalky texture that gives it perfect balance. This is an excellent cuvée with a delicate, salty, well-structured finish.
Bruno Paillard Premiere Cuvee N.VBruno Paillard Premiere Cuvee N.V
45% pinot noir, 22% meunier, 33% chardonnay
“There is precision, balance & vibrancy in this champagne & the aromas that greet you are light blue iris, old gold cymbidium orchids & ginger flowers. A beautiful palate awakens with raspberries, morello cherries, ruby grapefruit, pear, white gooseberries, & wild peaches all covered with sweet lime juice. The richness comes from the wonderful reserve wines & some oak influence, & it reflects in cooked apple with nutmeg, honeyed nuts, guava, dried apricots & flickers of mineral & fine chalk.”
Frerejean Freres Blanc de Blanc N.VFrerejean Freres Blanc de Blanc N.V
“Here is the Blanc de Blancs from this exciting new house. All the fruit for this is sourced from Premier Cru sites along the Cote des Blancs including Grauves and highlights a moreish sense of chardonnay.
When we tasted this with co-founder of the house Rodolphe late 2017, we were quietly impressed with the expressive nature of this champagne. The nose presents aromas of acacia, apricot, hazelnut followed by warm butter on toast. We know this sounds fanciful, but there is a LOT going on here.
The taste shows richness and a creamy mousse with soft, almost pillowy texture. Flavours develop into pear, autumn apple and a smoky mineral finish. This is delicious!”
Frerejean Freres Cuvee des Hussards 2012Frerejean Freres Cuvee des Hussards 2012
Named after the light cavalry of Napoléon Bonaparte, in which the soldiers were the first to use the art of sabring, the Cuvée des Hussards is powerful and expressive. This cuvee was elaborated from 85% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Noir coming from Premier and Grand Cru vineyards older than 40 years old. 2012 is regarded as the vintage of reference of the last decade.
“Pale and lively. Straight up the nose. Quite different from the wines so far. More lively and tense but good undertow. Fruit not oak expressed here. Racy with depth and undertow. Vibrant “17/20 Jancis Robinson
Frerejean Freres Premier Cru Brut N.VFrerejean Freres Premier Cru Brut N.V
Brut Premier Cru is aged for 5 years in a cellar before undergoing a late disgorgement. The Brut is the result of a harmonious blend of three varieties of grapes: 50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier. It is enhanced with a small amount of sugar, 6.5g/litre. This Champagne has tastes of white fruits, crystallised fruits, spices and honey.