Active bubble stream. White gold, in color. Apple, tangerine, lime, lemon, pear, bread dough, pastry, yeasty, cream, saline, sea shells, mineral. Fine mousse, red apple, rich pastry cream, on the finish.
Blend: 75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay
Price: this bottle is currently selling for $46.
Score: 90 points
H. Billiot Fils
Founded in 1937, in Ambonnay. The house maintains 9 acres of vineyard spread across 18 Grand Cru plots. The plots are planted with 75% Pinot Noir & 25% Chardonnay. Production is currently at 32,000 bottles per year.
Cuvée de Prestige:
Cuvée Essence de Billiot