Billecart-Salmon, Brut ‘Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart’ Mareuil-sur-Aÿ 1999

T. Edward Wines, New York NY.

60% PN from the Montagne de Reims; 40% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs.  One third barrel fermentation.  Aged three years on the lees.  Dosage: 3 g/l.

White-gold.   Interior for a ’99; like a jewel the wine catches and disperses every fleck of light.  Striking counterpoint of toblerone chocolate and crab apple and the finish is an ethereal powder of  chalk.  Now – 2020.

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