Wine Name:Cuvee Nicolas Francois Billecart Brut
Tyson Stelzer Rating:98
98 Points Tyson Stelzer
New disgorgement, same mind-boggling wine. Beside Krug Clos du Mesnil and Billecart Clos Saint Hilaire, no champagne I have tasted in my thirty-three visits and hundreds of wines this trip has carried the untiring persistence of Nicolas Francois, nor its tremendous presence of mouth-consuming minerality. The legendary Billecart Grande Cuvée is sadly no more after 1998. Guess where its fruit has been redirected? Drink 2011 - 2030.
Source: Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste.
94 Points Robert Parker
The 2000 Brut Cuvee Nicolas Francois Billecart impresses for its sheer purity and focus. Nothing is out of place in this beautifully delineated, precise wine. Cool, minty notes add lift, yet the 2000 is rather reticent at this stage and appears to need further bottle age. Still, its textural finesse is impossible to miss. This is Lot # L15215505599A. Disgorged February 2011. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.
Source: Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) by Antonio Galloni. January, 2011
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