Billecart-Salmon - Champagne Blanc De Noirs Grand Cru Clos St Hilaire 2005 (750ml)


Price: $525.00

Producer Billecart-Salmon
Country France
Region Champagne
Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2005
Sku 6272
Size 750ml

Vinous: 98 Points

The 2005 Brut Le Clos Saint-Hilaire is sublime. Silky and understated the 2005 is a model of class. The mousse alone is utterly captivating. Dried pear gentle hints of spice dried flowers and mint are some of the many notes that grace the 2005. In this vintage Le Clos Saint-Hilaire is quite soft and medium in body a Champagne of refinement more than power. Orchard fruit white flowers and bright saline undertones frame the long very pure finish. (Drink between 2023-2030)


Wine Advocate: 95 Points

Disgorged at the end of 2019 with a dosage of one gram per liter Billecart-Salmon?s 2005 Brut Le Clos Saint-Hilaire is the eighth edition (the release sequence is 1995 1996 1998 1999 2002 2003 2006 and 2005; Mathieu Roland-Billecart released this vintage after the 2006 to give it more time to mature in bottle.) This 100% Pinot Noir from the single vineyard in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ has a bright vibrant fresh nose of orchard fruits dried fruits nuts pastry and spices. The palate is tense delicate and medium-bodied and evokes notes of white pepper and chalk with a saline finish and a gently bitter aftertaste due to the vintage. It's a little more austere than the 2006 vintage but precise and crystalline.

Wine Spectator: 95 Points

A fragrant appealing Champagne with wafts of elderflower and medicinal herbs on the nose followed by expressive flavors of dried white cherry Marcona almond white truffle oyster shell and lemon peel. Fresh and focused with a satiny mousse and a salty finish of oyster shell and chalk. Disgorged winter 2019. Drink now through 2033.