98 Decanter / 98 James Sucking / 97 Robert parker
76% Grands crus and 24% Premiers crus.
55% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne.
45% Chardonnay from the Côtes des Blancs.
9% of the Pinot Noir is vinified as red wine with grapes from Valofroy, a parcel of old vines in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ with a full southern exposure.
17% of the wine is fermented and matured in 15 year old oak barrels.
Dosage: 7 g/l
Billecart-Salmon, CUVÉE ELISABETH SALMON 2008
Appearance: A luminous visual presence with soft shimmering coppery reflections and a deep salmon pink hue.
Aroma: A refreshing and sensual sensory expression of citrus peels and red berry jelly, with the exquisite sensation of a rich and complex aromatic amplitude (Plougastel strawberry, Mara des Bois and vine peach). Beautifully refined and mature olfactory notes, releasing a distinctive perfume of scented soft spices and wild rasberry pulp.
Palate: Harmonious blossoming of gourmet flavors (tangerine, blood orange and Reinette apple tart). A fullbodied and layered mouthfeel, evolving towards a chalky edge and a lingering finish of citron zest and red and white currants.
Tasting: This great wine is endowed with great finesse and delicacy, its personality shining through textures and flavors. An aromatic charm coupled with a rare mineral dimension, ideally paired with poulet de Bresse or Breton langoustines royales. Service Temperature : 11/12°