An awesome nose, incredibly layered and complex with aromas of lemon, ginger and honeycomb and a whiff of liquorice. 2002 is undisputedly one of the greatest ever champagne vintages, powered by intense fruit married to a tight structure for ageing. This top cuvee from Billecart-Salmon is made with 100% Grand Cru grapes (60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay), the juice is the finest free-run and its gently settled to achieve delicate clarity and purity of expression.
Nicolas Francois 2002 has spent an impressive 10 years ageing on its lees to give the wine a panopoly of flavours straight out of the finest patisserie including ginger and honeycomb and licorice. A wine to mark celebrations now or over the next ten years. Simply sensational.
Billecart-Salmon has long been a favourite Champagne house for us at Philglas & Swiggot. One of the few houses to remain family controlled since it was founded in 1818, Billecart-Salmon (or "Billy") is renowned for its ability to combine fines... Read more