93 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.
Crafted from 75% Grand Cru Pinot Noir from Montagne de Reims and 25% Grand Cru Chardonnay from Cote des Blancs, Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut 2006 offers complex aromas of citrus, apple and peach with a toasty undertone. The full-bodied palate offers silky tannins with a long, layered, smoky finish.
"Sleek acidity firms this tightly meshed 2007, a racy frame for flavors of crème de cassis, toast, ground ginger and candied lemon zest. Long and minerally on the finish. Drink now through 2027." - Wine Spectator
Product of France
Alcohol by Volume: 12%