Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart Brut Champagne Blend 2002

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Bob McDonald Delectable Pro

At The Come Taste The Stars Dinner hosted by Tyson Stelzer. Another 60/40 blend of Pinot Noir/Chardonnay. Quite BdB - very lemony and Chardonnay in style. So fresh and young - you would never pick this as 17 years of age. Aged 13 years on Lees. Evolving at glacial pace with developing layers of complexity. Will mature to 2030. A wonderful Champagne from the excellent 2002 vintage. At Montrachet Restaurant in Brisbane.

At The Come Taste The Stars Dinner hosted by Tyson Stelzer. Another 60/40 blend of Pinot Noir/Chardonnay. Quite BdB - very lemony and Chardonnay in style. So fresh and young - you would never pick this as 17 years of age. Aged 13 years on Lees. Evolving at glacial pace with developing layers of complexity. Will mature to 2030. A wonderful Champagne from the excellent 2002 vintage. At Montrachet Restaurant in Brisbane.

9.6

Mike R Delectable Pro

Omg so good - really makes you smile - yesterday was actually my birthday so champagne has calories so all I could drink / damn diet haha

Omg so good - really makes you smile - yesterday was actually my birthday so champagne has calories so all I could drink / damn diet haha

9.6

Mike R Delectable Pro

OMG - and it was like the battery bunny - it kept getting better and better - prefect with super fresh oysters

OMG - and it was like the battery bunny - it kept getting better and better - prefect with super fresh oysters

9.6

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

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Such a baby but perfect way to celebrate and get ready for tonight! Leave the next bottle for five years or so.

Such a baby but perfect way to celebrate and get ready for tonight! Leave the next bottle for five years or so.

9.4

Stanley Barrios Delectable Pro

Fantastic!

Fantastic!

9.6

Greg Koslosky Delectable Pro

Showing lots of secondary character rich and powerful . Just lacks a little bit of refinement . Very good though .

Showing lots of secondary character rich and powerful . Just lacks a little bit of refinement . Very good though .

9.4

Jordan Wardlaw Delectable Pro

Sublime, seamless, scintillating.

Sublime, seamless, scintillating.

9.6

Ira Schwartz Delectable Pro

Showing much less maturity than the Cuvée Elizabeth. A very apple cider and pear nose joined by hints of biscuit. An abundance of structure with the acidity acting like the big man on campus. Salivating inducing honey coated minerals that somehow does not stifle the concentrated fruit which pops up on a very extended finish.

Showing much less maturity than the Cuvée Elizabeth. A very apple cider and pear nose joined by hints of biscuit. An abundance of structure with the acidity acting like the big man on campus. Salivating inducing honey coated minerals that somehow does not stifle the concentrated fruit which pops up on a very extended finish.

9.4

Jeff Loo Delectable Pro

From Magnum. Amazingly precise and very pure. A gorgeous, yet young 2002 champers that is only going to get better over the next couple of decades.

From Magnum. Amazingly precise and very pure. A gorgeous, yet young 2002 champers that is only going to get better over the next couple of decades.

9.5

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The 2002 Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart comes across as rich, powerful and opulent. This latest release of the 2002 was disgorged in July 2015 and finished with a Chardonnay-based liqueur whereas the previous release, disgorged in May 2014, was finished with a Pinot Noir-based liqueur. This is a distinctly vinous, almost shockingly raw, visceral Champagne from Billecart-Salmon. There is no shortage of volume or intensity, that is for sure. Stylistically, this year's release inhabits a whole other world relative to last year's release. Dosage is 4 grams per liter. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2016)

The 2002 Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart comes across as rich, powerful and opulent. This latest release of the 2002 was disgorged in July 2015 and finished with a Chardonnay-based liqueur whereas the previous release, disgorged in May 2014, was finished with a Pinot Noir-based liqueur. This is a distinctly vinous, almost shockingly raw, visceral Champagne from Billecart-Salmon. There is no shortage of volume or intensity, that is for sure. Stylistically, this year's release inhabits a whole other world relative to last year's release. Dosage is 4 grams per liter. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2016)

9.4

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