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    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

Vintage 1996

Rare and complex
This new unique Blanc de Noirs cuvée bears the name of the patron saint of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. The one hectare vineyard has always belonged to the family and responds to the most stringent norms: a single, unbroken and enclosed plot with a complete vinification installation in situ. Its vines, planted and pampered since 1964, have developed all the qualities of the best crus.

The magic of the soil added to human skills has produced an exceptionally pure wine sourced exclusively from Pinot Noir. To enable this great wine to mature in typical single cru style, the House chooses to add very little dosage.

This cuvée, hallmarked by chalk and its alluvial soil, stands out for the complexity of its aromas combined with a surprising freshness in a great wine. It will mature wonderfully over the next 20 years.

For each vintage, there will be a limited release of between 3,500 to 7,500 individually numbered bottles, reserved for those very special moments.

From François DOMI, chief winemaker and Denis BLÉE, in charge of the Clos Saint-Hilaire.

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The same could be said for the 1996 Billecart Salmon Clos St. Hillaire. Dapper Dave was all over its ‘oxidative’ style, and despite nice spritz and zip to its long finish, its different style stood out from the crowd, not in a better way, just different (95).

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En hektar muromgärdad vingård planterat 1964 med 100 procent Pinot Noir och prissatt som grannarna Bollinger VVF och äldre årgångar av Clos des Goisses. Gjord på fat och helt utan malolaktisk jäsning och dosage. TASTINGNOTE Lite outvecklad och något av en besvikelse som nylanserad efter att jag smakat ett magiskt fatprov. Persikomättad och fylld av läder, plommon och choklad kommer mer mogna exemplar av detta vin att bli strålande.
  • 95p
Deep golden colour. Very rich, over, developed, even oxidised nose. Ripe fruit, expansicve, expressive. Dry, chunky, lacks livelyness. Full, cloying and long. But parker champagne. Puere red fruit, pure pinot expression, not hugely complex, but massive and impressive. Ei supervaiheessa juuri nyt
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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Clos Saint Hilaire 1996  ( Billecart-Salmon )

The same could be said for the 1996 Billecart Salmon Clos St. Hillaire. Dapper Dave was all over its ‘oxidative’ style, and despite nice spritz and zip to its long finish, its different style stood out from the crowd, not in a better way, just different (95).

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 Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Clos Saint Hilaire 1996  ( Billecart-Salmon )

"Deep golden colour. Very rich, over, developed, even oxidised nose. Ripe fruit, expansicve, expressive. Dry, chunky, lacks livelyness. Full, cloying and long. But parker champagne. Puere red fruit, pure pinot expression, not hugely complex, but massive and impressive. Ei supervaiheessa juuri nyt"

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