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Champagne Billecart-Salmon Sous Bois Brut NV (Magnum 1.5L) Wine - Last Bottle

Champagne Billecart-Salmon Sous Bois Brut NV (Magnum 1.5L)

95 Point Billecart Champagne Magnums!



Flavor Profile: Rose petals, peonies, sour cherries, salted plums, crunchy chalk and iron ore elements.
Time on Lees: 60 Months
Dosage: 7 g/L
Score: 94

Why We Love It...

Full, upfront, brutal honesty…Billecart’s Sous Bois is my favorite of all of their non-vintage cuvees. The depth, the roundness, the layer upon layer of spice, and fruit, and zippy freshness. Oh my, that is a whole ‘nother level of happy-inducing goodness. 95 points and plenty of fanfare from critics and industry insiders alike – this is about as “under-the-radar” as Billecart-Salmon gets…simply tremendous value at the price we scored!

Y’all know the Billecart story by now, and there’s just not enough magnums to go around! So I’ll leap boldly into how this beauty is unique, and what it tastes like, and then you can run (not literally) to try and score a bottle or two of these! 

The wine is one-third each of pinot noir, pinot meunier, and chardonnay – fermented and then aged for 15 months in neutral Burgundy barrels (that’s what “Sous Bois” means…“under wood”) before blending and aging in the bottle on the lees for 60 months, and finished with a dosage of 7 grams per liter. Up to 35% of the final blend stems from the house’s treasured solera reserves – adding a depth and nuance that builds upon this already complex and multi-faceted wine.

A light copper blonde pours into the glass, with a delicate and soft mousse that reveals perfumed notes of dried rose petals and peonies. Flavors follow of sour cherries and salted plums, buttressed by a profound great minerality that showcases crunchy chalk and iron ore elements. This is pretty, round, and gloriously sleek – comparisons to 60s-era Ferrari roadsters come to mind, and it's an image I simply can’t shake or disassociate with each lusty sip. This is stylish and potent, yet charming and soft-spoken. Fantastic stuff…now go get some!!!

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Technical Details

Country: France
Region: Champagne
Appellation: Vallée de la Marne
Varietal: Champagne Blends
Blend: 33% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Meunier and 33% Pinot Noir
Winemaker: Francois Domi
Alcohol: 12%
Pair it with: Grilled chicken thighs with morel mushroom cream

Champagne Billecart-Salmon Sous Bois Brut NV (Magnum 1.5L)




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