KBA-1

Champagne Brut Reserve, Henri Billiot

cépage 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay
assemblage 50% 2012, 25% 2011, 25% 2010
info/source Ambonnay Grand Cru
malo No
élevage Stainless Steel
sur latte 20 Months

Producer:
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Montagne de Reims
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

Now 50% 2013 and 25% each of 2012-2011, deg 12/2015, all cuvée. A lot of color, almost pelure d’oignon. This was the first vintage made after Dad’s departure. Broad, chunky, even a little cidery; it seems drier but she says that hasn’t changed. Acids were high in both ’13 and ’12. I’m not sure whether it’s coiled or just a little rustic—or too freshly disgorged—but there’s some fruit struggling to emerge. —Terry Theise

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