DOMAINE BILLECART-SALMON 1999 BILLECART-SALMON NICOLAS FRANCOIS
Notes of brioche and poached pear are complemented by an almost flinty backbone complimented by caramel, tobacco and noble biscuit flavors.The finish is elegant and vinous.
"Powerful smoky, floral aromas of poached pear, orange pith, dried fig and iodine, with a smoky topnote. Rich and deeply pitched but almost shockingly energetic on the palate, offering a bracing mineral character to its citrus and orchard fruit flavors. The smoky quality comes back on the finish, which shows superb clarity and finishing thrust. This Champagne's marriage of power and vivacity is pretty impressive." Josh Raynolds Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 93 points