2007 billecart-salmon, cuvee louis blanc de blancs
Why We're Buying
Brut Blanc De Blanc Millésime was created to honor Elisabeth Salmon's brother, who brought the Champagne house to prominence. The Champagne spends ten years on lees and only uses grapes from elite grand cru terroirs for a genuine and investment-worthy final product.
With 50% vinification in oak, this Champagne has a deliciously smooth character while keeping the steely edge of Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs. Its texture is such that, while ready to drink, it could age much further, giving the possibility of a fine maturity.
The velvety texture of this finely knit Champagne ripples on your palate, highlighting flavors of ginger-infused pastry cream, glazed apricot and lemon curd, with a rich hint of hazelnut. Clean-cut, with mouthwatering acidity defining the salty, mineral-laced finish.
The Blanc de Blancs shows an energetic and lively bouquet of fresh orchard fruits, spring flowers and citrussy heat notes. The tense and linear palate is moderately weighted, with saline and iodine notes on the finish. This needs time to be at its best but also offers easy drinking right now. 50% vinified in barrels. No malolactic fermentation, and a dosage of 7g/l.