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NV Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs
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Champagne
NV Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs

Producer: Billecart-Salmon
Style: Sparkling
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: France
Region: Champagne

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93 Points | International Wine Cellar , December 2010

($75; disgorged July 9, 2010):  Pale, green-tinged yellow.  A complex bouquet displays scents of green apple, pear, lemon zest, toasty lees and honeysuckle.  Packs a solid punch but conveys a weightless quality, offering sappy orchard fruit and citrus flavors along with suave mineral and floral qualities.  The toasty note returns on the long, impressively incisive finish. 

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