Sold Out Billecart Salmon 'Sous Bois' Brut
James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Spectator
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Billecart Salmon 'Sous Bois' Brut

Last unit sold for $131.00

Product description

This unique Cuvee, entirely vinified in oak, comprises the three Champenois grape varieties. It masters the art of blending by renewing the ancestral spirit and savoir-faire of the original champagnes. A radiant yellow crystalline appearance with golden glints brought to life by a luminous stream of persistent, fine bubbles. A rich olfactory impact is harmoniously expressed (dried fruits, fresh citrus, and white flesh fruits) and coupled with finely buttered seductive notes. A burst of flavours (notes of grilled brioche and toffee) thanks to the distinguished power and maturity, which is a mark of any great wine of Champagne. Its strength of character and integrity make it an ideal accompaniment to poultry dishes or Girolle mushrooms.

94 Points - James Suckling

A dense Champagne with a tight and linear structure. Compressed and very pretty. Hints of nuts and cream with some pie crust. Some nougat, too. Very long and flavorful. It's one for a meal. One-third of Pinot Meunier, pinot noir and chardonnay. Fermented and aged in barrel for about six months and disgorged July 19, 2020. It's aged six years on lees.

94 Points - Wine Spectator

A finely honed, delicious Champagne featuring a minerally underpinning of saline and chalk accents. Lacy in texture, offering wild cherry and pear fruit flavours, with toast point, lime blossom and lemon pastry cream notes.

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The latest release of Billecart's NV Brut Sous Bois offers aromas of green apple, pear and dried fruits framed by a classy patina of buttery pastry and blanched almonds. Medium to full-bodied, elegantly fleshy and nicely concentrated, it's generous and textural, with fine-boned structure, racy acids and a delicate mousse. This is a blend of equal parts Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, made with vins clairs fermented at low temperature in used oak barrels. 

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Fermented and matured in wood before bottling, this Champagne has an extra layer of complexity and richness. It keeps the house's dry and mineral character while adding riper spice and lime flavours.