Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs 2004
The noble elegance of a defined and mineral Chardonnay. Its natural balance reflects a harmonious model of a blend of the best Grands Crus sites of the Cote des Blancs: Chouilly for its finesse, Avize for its power and Mesnil-sur-Oger for its structure and longevity.
On the eye: A crystalline appearance with a golden yellow robe allowing a persistent and vibrant sparkle to arise.
On the nose: The first impression characterises it self through the minerality and the subtle delicacy of the complexity of the fruit (fresh butter, meringue cookie and citron peel). A noble and distinguished aromatic expression from a mature Chardonnay.
On the palate: A creamy tactile sensation with a remarkable finesse offering an exquisite texture with a distinguished smoothness. A beautiful refreshing balance with a nutty taste (raw almonds, ground hazelnut) associated to the personality of a great vintage. This wine, powerful and emphatic, prolongs its finish to a chalky persistence with majestic length.
The unique dimension of a pure and intense Blanc de Blancs associated to a finely studied dosage. A strong personality, allied to an exquisite delicateness worthy of the most beautiful gustatory matches (whole baked veal sweetbread, creamy shellfish risotto).