BILLECART-SALMON “Les Rendez Vous No. 1” Meunier Extra Brut Nonvintage

(Champagne, France) $75

In the United States, sales of top Champagnes are on a meteoric rise. Tasting Billecart’s new “No. 1”, I understand why. This is Champagne at its most ravishing–a Champagne with the precision of a Japanese knife, and the elegance of falling snow. The super bone-dry flavors play on your palate like so many high keys on a piano—citrus, brioche, minerals, and ribbons of vanilla. Billecart-Salmon is well-known for its popular rosé Champagne, but I think this stunner is now my favorite. Deep and pure, it’s made entirely from Pinot Meunier and spent 52 months on its yeast lees. (Get some before No. 1 runs out and No. 2 arrives!) (12% abv)

95 points KM

Available at Wally’s Wine & Spirits

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