Champagne Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut 2008 (Magnum 1.5L)
Champagne Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut 2008 (Magnum 1.5L) Champagne Magnums! Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut 2008 at 30% Off!
Time on Lees: 9 years
Dosage: 4 grams per liter
Score: DC97, FS96, JS96, WE95
Welcome, to Last Bubbles!
This. This is what we’re all about! There is no Last Bubbles without Champagne and this is one of the all-time greats. Sure, they’re a big house Champagne, but they got that way for a reason… 200 Years of innovation, and quality, and working with some of the best fruit anywhere in Champagne. $75 OFF the retail and the best price anywhere? Yes!
2008 is one of the most legendary Champagne vintages in decades. The wines are big, muscular, and seemingly impervious to age, with an acidity and purity that should keep these wines fresh long after we’re all gone. But why wait? It’s the holiday season, and nothing says I love you (or I simply can’t deal with your politics, crazy uncle) quite like a big bottle of Champagne! Billecart is simply never the wrong call.
This is a family-run empire that has survived and thrived for seven generations, over two centuries, in the heart of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. They own 100 hectares of their own grapes, and contract out with some of the greatest growers for another 300 hectares – all spread across 40 Grand Cru sites throughout the Champagne region. Their vintage cuvees get the choice picks of the top lots and this is exactly what this wine is all about!
65% pinot noir and 35% chardonnay, with a scant 4 g/l dosage, and an incredible NINE years on the lees in their over 2 kilometers of carved chalk cellars. A big house like this, with sales opportunities in every corner of the world would only agree to such a long elevage for one reason… quality. This has it in spades. Toasted brioche, lemon, orange zest, crushed oyster shell, peaches and cream, brightened by notes of tarragon, lemongrass, and a flinty, zippy, salty finish. Wow. This is so good, I’m going to need a magnum just for myself. Only 3 cases! At the best price anywhere!!! To the fastest fingers go the spoils!
While it lasts!
Sub-Region: Montagne de Reims
Appellation: Côte des Blancs
Varietal: Champagne Blends
Blend: 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay
Winemaker: Francois Domi
Pair it with: Steak Diane
About the Producer
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 totalling 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, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay co-exist, in the ethereal vineyards of the Montagne de Reims, the Valle de la Marne and the Cote des Blancs.
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