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  • Decanting time

    No
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

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Billecart-Salmon evokes the cult of the grape, the noblesse of Champagne, pleasure, finesse, and the notion of splendour. Billecart-Salmon aims for excellence, it manifests itself through the harmonious balance of impressions, and of flavours. On the strength of it's traditions, Billecart-Salmon has chosen to ferment the Grande crus selected by the cellar master Francois Domi, in small Burgundy casks that have already seen several wines. The bottles are then aged in an extensive network of cellars hewn deep into the chalk, dating from the 17th to 19th centuries. Here the temperature is constant, relatively low at around 12C, encouraging the production of fine effervescence.


Delights the eye with the harmony of its gold hue and supreme finesse of mousse. It then surprises with a complex, expressive nose, a mix of ripe fruit and toasty flavours. The attack is fine and distinguished, gradually allowing all the power and vivacity to excite the tongue. Delicate and genteel, yet forceful and intensely flavoured, long and lingering, with creamyness and toastyness, the remarkably long and clinging palate showing a fine, grainy texture. Power and finesse make Grande Cuvee a perfectly balanced wine. As a partner to life's most special occasions, Grande Cuvee will nurture the bond and enshrine the moment.

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Champagne, Champagne

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 Samuel Gates / Wine dealer, Pro (Australia)  tasted  Grande Cuvée 1998  ( Billecart-Salmon )

Billecart-Salmon evokes the cult of the grape, the noblesse of Champagne, pleasure, finesse, and the notion of splendour. Billecart-Salmon aims for excellence, it manifests itself through the harmonious balance of impressions, and of flavours. On the strength of it's traditions, Billecart-Salmon has chosen to ferment the Grande crus selected by the cellar master Francois Domi, in small Burgundy casks that have already seen several wines. The bottles are then aged in an extensive network of cellars hewn deep into the chalk, dating from the 17th to 19th centuries. Here the temperature is constant, relatively low at around 12C, encouraging the production of fine effervescence.


Delights the eye with the harmony of its gold hue and supreme finesse of mousse. It then surprises with a complex, expressive nose, a mix of ripe fruit and toasty flavours. The attack is fine and distinguished, gradually allowing all the power and vivacity to excite the tongue. Delicate and genteel, yet forceful and intensely flavoured, long and lingering, with creamyness and toastyness, the remarkably long and clinging palate showing a fine, grainy texture. Power and finesse make Grande Cuvee a perfectly balanced wine. As a partner to life's most special occasions, Grande Cuvee will nurture the bond and enshrine the moment.

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