2002 Billecart-Salmon "Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart" NFB Brut Champagne SKU #1141093

$179.99

JS 98 DC 96 WE 96
WS 95 VN 94 W&S 94
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  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    1/23/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    This spectacular offering from Billecart-Salmon is composed of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. It is fermented primarily in stainless steel at very cold temperatures to give it the freshness that we all love, but 13% was done in oak for added richness. The dosage is very low, just 5 grams per liter, and just over 4,000 cases were made. The wine has a very creamy Nutella and white fruit nose with a very clean, citric flavor. The NFB has presence on the palate, with plenty of concentration and texture, very long finish that shows off the savor of the top quality Pinot Noir in the blend. This is one of the top wines from the 2002 vintage, and it is great to see the patience of the Billecart family who are releasing this as one of the last 2002s to market. This has great potential for keeping but will not last long in our stocks!

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