KBA-207

Vintage Champagne Brut, Henri Billiot

It’s smoky, meaty and very good, quite noir but fresh; enveloping, luxurious yet bracing as ’07s often are. The empty-glass aromas are like an essence of Ambonnay. Laetitia is exploring reducing the dosage in their wines, and I agree this would be welcome provided the wines can handle it. If you don’t do malo a too-dry wine can taste tart. A vintage like 2007 emphasizes this tendency. But I applaud them; they’re tasting and thinking instead of merely adapting to whatever’s trendy at the moment.

Producer:
Vintage:
2007
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Montagne de Reims
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Terry Theise