It is always a real treat to open a vintage bottle of Billecart-Salmon. And at present one of the most exciting bottle will be the Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 1998. A blend of Chardonnay from Mesnil, Avize, Cramant and Chouilly, it is the result of a careful selection solely in 100% Grand Cru vineyards.
Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 1998
At first, we notice very fine bubbles in a single line, which to me is a trademark from Billecart-Salmon. The foam is light and disappear slowly. On the nose, white flowers and lemon. The aromas are present but not overwhelming. This Champagne is all about subtlety. On the palate, it is an explosion of aromas, complex, but very well balance. Honey, more lemon and white flowers, with a well integrated minerality. The finish is lingering and quite long.
Another great example of this Grande Maison de Champagne that should drink well for many years.