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NV Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs, France.

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:46 am

I was very fortunate to attend a lively Champers tasting last week in downtown Edmonton. This wine in particular stood out for me and after I eyed the famous Rose on the shelf!!
WTN: NV Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs.

Very fine mousse with truffles, apple and marzipan on the nose. Also some toast and citrus. The palate was fresh and lively, a softer style, pear and apple with good acidity. Only 2 oz poured, could have used some more!!
$100 Cdn.
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Re: NV Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs, France.

by Otto » Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:48 am

B-S rocks! They consistently make wines that are perfectly to my taste. I like them so much I've been thinking of making a big investement: one bottle of Cuvée Nicolas Francois 1996 - one of the yummiest wines I've ever had. Costs like hell though.

Can you get their basic NV there? That or the rosé NV might be a fun idea for an open mike!

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Re: NV Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs, France.

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:24 pm

Hi Otto.........I browsed the shelf looking for the Rose. $110 Cdn so not my ballpark figure!!

Question? How about Feuillatte? Can grab anything from these guys willingly!!
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Re: NV Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs, France.

by Otto » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:45 pm

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Hi Otto.........I browsed the shelf looking for the Rose. $110 Cdn so not my ballpark figure!!

Question? How about Feuillatte? Can grab anything from these guys willingly!!


Apart from palme d'or, I find Feuillatte a bit boring. Correct, but boring and therefore too expensive for me to buy. :)

It's a shame that the B-S's rosé's price has been creeping up. I just noticed while looking at our monopoly's web site that the price has gone 10€ up since I last bought it. :(

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Re: NV Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs, France.

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:49 pm

Well, if you buy everything on the shelf, price goes up!! Demand outstripping supply eh.
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Re: NV Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs, France.

by James Roscoe » Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:49 pm

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