2009 - Billecart Salmon Vintage
Colour
Champagne_Sparkling
Producer
Billecart-Salmon
Region
Champagne
Grape
Pinot Noir / Chardonnay / Pinot Meunier
Drinking
2021 - 2029
Case size
6x75cl
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2009 BILLECART SALMON VINTAGE - 6x75cl

Colour
Champagne Sparkling
Producer
Billecart-Salmon
Region
Champagne
Grape
Pinot Noir / Chardonnay / Pinot Meunier
Drinking
2021 - 2029
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £369.00 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, June 2021

    A lovely expressive nose with lots of complexity revealing bright citrus, chamomile and fresh toasted almonds. The palate offers up ripe orchard fruits and pleasing layers of brioche and savoury notes that flow through onto a long and gorgeously pure finish. This is absolutely delicious and has a distinctive character. This sees nine years of aging in their chalk cellars and is absolutely delicious with a beautiful and very distinct character. 40% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 27% Pinot Meunier.

  • WK

    WK, September 2021,
    Score: 94

    Disgorged with two grams per liter dosage, Billecart-Salmon's 2009 Extra Brut Vintage is more giving and demonstrative than its 2008 counterpart, offering up inviting aromas of crisp stone fruit, yellow apple, brioche, honeycomb and warm pastry. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, with a pillowy mousse and a generous core of fruit girdled by bright acids, it's seamless and complete. Indeed, such is its charm and persistence that I tend to prefer it, at least for now, to the 2008. Drink 2021 - 2045. 94 Points

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Producer

Billecart-Salmon

The Champagne House Billecart Salmon was founded in 1818 when Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon were married. The House has remained within the family and is now run by the seventh generation of descendants. They maintain the legend of this "spirit of Champagne." The passion of the grape cultivated as a philosophy around three principal values "finesse, balance and elegance."

Region

Champagne

Champagne, the world's greatest sparkling wine, needs little introduction - with imitations produced in virtually every country capable of growing grapes, including such unlikely candidates as India and China. The Champagne region, to the north of Paris, has the most northerly vineyards in France, with vines grown on slopes with a southerly exposure to maximise sunlight. The soil is chalky, providing an excellent balance of drainage and water retention. The key to the wine is in the cellar - the bubbles result from a second fermentation in the bottle and the rich toasty flavours in great Champagne come from extended bottle ageing on the yeasty lees. Until the eighteenth century, the wines produced in the Champagne area were light acidic white wines, with no hint of sparkle. However glass and closure technology developed at that time and it was not long before Dom Perignon, a Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Hautvilliers, started experimenting with blends and produced the first recognisable champagne. In a world accustomed to still wines, the advent of champagne was almost a flop. It was saved when it became fashionable at the French court as a result of Louis XV's mistress Madame de Pompadour commenting "Champagne isthe only wine that lets a woman remain beautiful after she has drunk it." And the rest is history, with famous (or infamous) champagne lovers including Casanova, Dumas, Wagner, Winston Churchill, James Bond and Coco Chanel.