Billecart-Salmon 'Le Clos Saint-Hilaire' 2005 in Gift Box
This unique Blanc de Noirs cuvée bears the name of the Patron Saint of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. This Clos of one hectare meets strict standards: a single, unbroken and enclosed plot with a complete vinification installation in situ. This single varietal of incredible typicity has all the qualities of an exceptional wine of great depth and singularity, to be kept for long-term aging.
On the eye: The terroir's magic combined with an ancestral savoir-faire reveals a sublime golden yellow hue, underlined by intense golden reflections. A graceful effervescence softened by the patina of time.
On the nose: A noble and racy expression with the olfactory impact of an elegant vinosity and complex aromatic notes (shortbread biscuits, floral fragrances and white truffle). A refined blossoming highlighting the sparkling concentrations of ripe fruits (nuts, sweet spices and roasted mango).
On the palate: A full-bodied and intense texture evoking citrus fruit flesh and pears in syrup (iodine notes, mandarin pulp), as well as subtle hints of panettone, bursting with rich flavors (puffed buckwheat and liquorice wood). The wine is characterised by a mesmerizing yet expressive charm, with a generosity that carries the finish towards a delicious chalky minerality.
This micro cuvée will pair wonderfully with a Wild Turbot and Burmese coffee.
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: Made exclusively from a unique parcel of old Pinot Noir vines from Mareuil-sur-Aÿ
Aging: 13 years in oak casks