Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut Reserve NV (750ml)
Fine bubbles which rise slowly, persistent mousse. Straw-colored. A nose of ripe pear with some touches of cut hay. Full fruit, but clean in the mouth. This cuvée contains 40% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay. All wines from the best sites in the department of the Marne, from more than twenty top vineyards in Champagne. The overall composition of this cuvée has not changed much for almost fifty years.\n\nFresh and long tasting, the Brut Réserve may be drunk on all occasions.\n\nCritical Acclaim\n\nWS91\nWine Spectator - \"Bright and citrusy, this racy Champagne offers a lively bead and flavors of plum tart, spun honey, star anise and dried apricot, underscored by a lingering note of smoky minerality. \"\n\nWE90\nWine Enthusiast - \"Beautifully understated, this offers fruit that’s well integrated with the tight texture, giving a seamless, dry while also fruity wine. Just a hint of bottle maturity adds complexity.\"\n\n\n\nLight greenish-yellow color, fine bead; nose has light-moderate intensity with slight green apple, clean with only very slight yeastiness; palate is medium bodied with superb tart green apple through to the finish, excellent fresh tingly acidity without being biting, slight salinity; finish is medium length with continued tart green apple flavor with slight brioche.