92 Points - Wine Spectator
Since 1818, Champagne Billecart-Salmon has been handing down a savoir-faire inherited from their ancestors, perfecting first-class terroir year after year. In the early 1800s when Nicolas Francois Billecart married Elisabeth Salmon, the two families' long held vineyards were married as well. This led to Nicolas' decision to leave his law practice and take over the family wine estate. Nicolas founded the house of Billecart-Salmon which now stands as the oldest continuously family owned and operated house in Champagne. It is currently managed by the seventh generation, brothers Francois and Antoine Roland-Billecart. More than ever, they give priority to quality and excellence in all of their decisions.
Launched in 2009, Billecart-Salmon "Sous Bois" Brut is unique in the world of Champagne as it is both 100% fermented and aged in neutral oak barrels. It is created from all three main champagne grapes i.e. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier. After fermentation, the wine is aged in barrique for up to eight months and then aged for an additional five years in the cellar. The resulting champagne offers is a rich, elegant nose with harmonious expression. The palate offers remarkable finesse, caressing texture and a bracing vivacity balanced with power, maturity and mouth-watering acidity.
“A rich and toasty version, with a creamy mousse supporting flavors of grilled brioche, apricot preserves, lemon parfait, slivered almond and crème de cassis. Finely knit and mouthwatering, with fleur de sel and smoke notes on the minerally finish. Drink now through 2020." - Wine Spectator
Product of France
Alcohol by Volume: 12%