A new cuvee from Billecart Salmon, this is entirely vinified in oak that at first lends a heaviness to the nose but impresses with its integration on the palate. This beast has more richness and girth than one expects rendering this unique Champagne a superb match for food. Full bodied with notes of toasted brioche, citrus and smoke, this finishes with a light phenolic flick - a great sign for food matching. Made from about 1/3 each of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier this spends 6 months in old oak casks (with batonnage).
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