Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut - 750ml

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94pts James Suckling

Superfine citrus-tinged aromas here that give way to more rich stone fruits then red berries; the purity is striking. Minerally accents like crushed rocks, plus dried wild flowers too. The palate's boldly flavored, the concentration is impressive and the energetic drive of acidity is a thrill - long strawberry and red cherry flavors amid some gentle biscuity, red-fruited notes to close. Drink now.

91pts Wilfred Wong

Almost too puckering on the palate, but pay no attention to that, just order a couple dozen raw oysters with plenty of fresh lemons and the non-vintage Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut is sure to perform. This is one of the very best bruts from Champagne.

91pts Wine Spectator

An elegant version, layering a smoky mineral note and mouthwatering acidity with the creamy palate's white raspberry and pear fruit, fleur de sel and lemon peel flavors. Lightly spiced, lingering finish. Drink now through 2018.

91pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Based on the 2014 vintage with the addition of 55% reserve wines, the NV Extra Brut saw no dosage and an additional year sur lattes before disgorgement. Unwinding in the glass to reveal aromas of iodine, oyster shells, citrus oil and freshly baked bread, it's medium to full-bodied, racy and precise, with a taut, incisive profile and a mouthwatering finish. This is certainly dry, but not so austere as to render it élitist, and it has turned out well.

90pts Wine Enthusiast

This is the driest wine in an already-dry range of Champagnes. With no dosage, it is crisp, tight and mineral. The high proportion of Pinot Meunier in the blend brings out the the flavors of white fruits and the crisp texture. The bottling is still young and will be better from 2017.

Winemaker Notes

Intense pale and gold colors are enhanced by pure brightness. The mousse is energetic with abundant ultra fine bubbles. Complex and seductive aromas of dried fruits and brioche combined with floral notes. This is further enhanced by the subtle charm of lemon verbena. A precise, elegant and aromatic freshness accentuated by the expression of the quality of the composition. On the palate, there are charming biscuity flavors and white fruits, with a full and harmonious minerality resulting in a sensational balanced finish.