= Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Nicolas-Francois Brut Champagne Millesime 2002, France =

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Golden in color

Nose of apples, yeast, spices, bread, minerals, salt water, citrus, limes, barnyard and earth

Medium plus in body with high acidity

Very dry on the palate with limes, lemons, green apples, earth, minerals, toast,leaves, herbs, vegetables,yeast, sea salt andpepper

Crisp and refreshing. Yeasty and interesting

This is a nicelyChampagne from a great vintage. Showing lots of complexity now

Feels very young for a 20 year old, and will continue to age nicely in the next decade

Robert Parker 97 points. Wine Enthusiasts 96 points

I had the Brut Reserve Non Vintage not too long ago, and I liked it better

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with fresh oysters

A blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. Disgorged in 2015

12.5% alcohol by volume

91 points