2002 Billecart Salmon Nicholas Francois Cuvee Champagne

Defined bubble stream. Medium gold, in color. Golden apples, golden pears, cherry, peach, citrus, brioche, mineral, chalk. Creamy texture, citrus peel, on a dark berry finish.

Consume: now-2036
Purchased: $145

Score: 94 points

Founded in 1818, when Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon were married.

The champagnes of Maison Billecart-Salmon are above all created thanks to the knowledge of the men who rigorously cultivate an estate of 100 hectares, obtaining grapes from an area totaling 300 hectares across 40 crus of the Champagne region.

The majority of the grapes used for vinification come from a radius of 20km around Epernay, where the Grand Crus of Pinot Noir, Meunier and Chardonnay co-exist, in the ethereal vineyards of the Montagne de Reims, the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs.

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