2002 Champagne Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart Brut : Outstanding & Delightful !
Score : 96/100
This Prestige Cuvée Champagne was awarded BRONZE at Social Vignerons Prestige Cuvée Champagne AWARDS.
This vintage Champagne comes in a bright lemon-yellow color, medium intensity with some gold hues.
The nose is introvert, dominated by brioche and some sweet spices characters, nutmeg leading. Some flinty minerality and a touch of earthiness to it make it rather complex and intriguing. Delicate oaky tones of vanilla and caramel bring a hint of pleasing sweetness to the aromas.
The revelation comes on the palate, the great balanced dry acidity drives an incredible tension and composure all along the experience. Smooth texture with super-fine silky bubbles round up a delightful mineral feel.
While the aromas were a bit shy on the nose, the flavors are extrovert bringing powerful oaky tones as well and roasted nuts, sweet spices, creaminess until a very long layered finish.
A Champagne sparkling wine with extreme composure, stunning minerality, great elegance, and powerfully complex and layered flavor profile for an outstanding experience. It is 14 years old already, but will continue to go up the scale of depth and quality for a very long time, certainly reaching a point close to perfection at its peak.
Retails around $200 or 135€. Find this wine to buy on Wine-Searcher