James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Spectator
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Billecart Salmon Extra Brut - 1.5 Litre Bottle

Product description

Intense pale and gold colors are enhanced by pure brightness. The mousse is energetic with abundant ultra fine bubbles. Complex and seductive aromas of dried fruits and brioche combined with floral notes. This is further enhanced by the subtle charm of lemon verbena. A precise, elegant and aromatic freshness accentuated by the expression of the quality of the composition. On the palate, there are charming biscuity flavors and white fruits, with a full and harmonious minerality resulting in a sensational balanced finish.

94 Points James Suckling - Superfine citrus-tinged aromas here that give way to more rich stone fruits then red berries; the purity is striking. Minerally accents like crushed rocks, plus dried wild flowers too. The palate's boldly flavored, the concentration is impressive and the energetic drive of acidity is a thrill - long strawberry and red cherry flavors amid some gentle biscuity, red-fruited notes to close. Drink now.

91 Points Wine Spectator -  An elegant version, layering a smoky mineral note and mouthwatering acidity with the creamy palate's white raspberry and pear fruit, fleur de sel and lemon peel flavors. Lightly spiced, lingering finish. Drink now through 2018.

91 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Based on the 2014 vintage with the addition of 55% reserve wines, the NV Extra Brut saw no dosage and an additional year sur lattes before disgorgement. Unwinding in the glass to reveal aromas of iodine, oyster shells, citrus oil and freshly baked bread, it's medium to full-bodied, racy and precise, with a taut, incisive profile and a mouthwatering finish. This is certainly dry, but not so austere as to render it élitist, and it has turned out well.