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It was very easy to find this '59 at a blind tasting with Antoine Billecart. No other vintage has such force. I find it hard to imagine anything better than a typical, monumental '59, perfectly combined with Billecart's uniquely subtle and mineral-rich, fresh house-style. Absolutely perfect Champagne in its category, with a smoky, honey-soft, extremely long taste of walnut, orange blossom, and honey. Afterward, I heard that Antoine's brother did not want Billecart-Salmon to contribute just any old bottle to the Millennium Tasting. You can guess what happened. It won!

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Champagne, Champagne

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 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Cuvée N.F. Vinothèque 1959  ( Billecart-Salmon )

It was very easy to find this '59 at a blind tasting with Antoine Billecart. No other vintage has such force. I find it hard to imagine anything better than a typical, monumental '59, perfectly combined with Billecart's uniquely subtle and mineral-rich, fresh house-style. Absolutely perfect Champagne in its category, with a smoky, honey-soft, extremely long taste of walnut, orange blossom, and honey. Afterward, I heard that Antoine's brother did not want Billecart-Salmon to contribute just any old bottle to the Millennium Tasting. You can guess what happened. It won!

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