Billecart-Salmon Vintage 2009
Aged on lees for 9 years this excellent vintage Champagne is comprised of 40% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 27% Pinot Meunier grapes sourced from predominately (73%) Grand Cru and Premier Crus. Lightly gold tinted base with rambunctious aromatics of pear and yeast, lemon and toasty almond. Rich and driven, this is a powerful experience reminiscent of freshly baked bread and even a citrus pear baked pie. Creamy honey characters lead into a complex, crisp and dry finish. 96 points James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion
Founded in 1818 by husband and wife Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon, the Billecart-Salmon House is rich with history. For nearly two hundred years, the Billecart family has been handing down the secrets to making exceptional champagne from generation to generation.
The Champagne House is special for many reasons, but one notable reason is that it is one of very few to remain Family owned. The Billecart-Salmon House covers around 50 hectares, and gets its grapes from a total of 170 hectares of land. Frequently cited for the quality of its vintages, the House pays particular attention to selecting the best grapes.