Billecart-Salmon : Grande Cuvée 1998

 Incl. VAT & DP1 Bottle in presentation case (75 cl)
The Grande Cuvée 1998 of Billecart-Salmon is an exceptional champagne whose power and finesse confer it a perfect balance. The vintage was elaborated from the most beautiful Grand Cru plots of the champagne house Billecart-Salmon and offers a rare balance between acidity and sucrosity. This Grande Cuvée 1998 attires itself in a pale gold robe with silver reflection and a lace of fine and bright bubbles. The nose is complex and is marked by riped fruits, brioche and moka aromas. On the palate, the attack is fine and elegant. Then, it lets the power and the vibrancy of this grande cuvée of an extraordinary balance, express itself.
Parker : 89 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 1998 Brut Grande Cuvee offers up pretty red fruits in smoke, pastry and sweet oak in a generous, open style. The finish is round, long, and creamy, but the wine's appeal is mostly up-front as a measure of intensity dissipates on the close. Both bottles I tasted seemed to lack balance and poise. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2013. L 781935 23209J.
Champagne
Alcohol
12

Environment
Conventional viticulture

Vinous - A. Galloni
89

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Dessert wine
No

Grape varieties
Pinot Noir/Chardonnay

Area
Champagne

Appellation
Champagne

Color
White

Producer
Billecart-Salmon

Sweetness
Brut

Parker
89

Allergens
Contains sulphites