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2002 Billecart-Salmon, Le Clos Saint-Hilaire

Vallée de la Marne, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ

$449.00 per Bottle


2 Bottles




"Entirely vinified in oak and disgorged in May 2018, after 15 years on the lees in bottle, the 2002 Millésime Brut Le Clos Saint-Hilaire is a single-plot Blanc de Noirs from Pinot Noir vines planted in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ in 1964. Highly fine and pure on the deep, elegant and spicy nose, with intense mirabelle and apricot flavors, this is a pure, salty, very finessed yet tensioned, complex, mineral and refreshing Pinot with intense and well-concentrated fruit, a juicy texture and persistent structure. The finish is very long but pure, fresh, salty and, in any case, highly stimulating! Total production: 3,700 bottles. Tasted November 2018." Stephan Reinhardt, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 12/07/2018)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2018-2042

"Golden coppery colour. Headily concentrated. Almost too much! Massive! Almost exaggerated. Very long and dense – an elixir. Quite tannic and not yet ready – even at 17 years old. Struggles a bit to match the Billecart Salmon recipe of freshness and lightness. Very different but very distinctive." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 07/03/2019)

Rating: 18.5
Drink from: 2022-2032

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