The Clos Saint-Hilaire 1998 Billecart-Salmon
is a single-varietal wine coming essentially from Pinot Noir
. During the tasting, this champagne
intensely expresses the richness of its terroir, which is mostly made of chalk and porous limestone. Thus, on the mouth this Clos Saint-Hilaire 1998 Billecart Salmon reveals a bouquet of an incredible richness and complexity. The aromas are expressed throughout the tasting on an extremely fresh and pure base.
Parker : 95 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 1998 Brut Le Clos Saint-Hilaire emerges from the glass with an exotic array of intensely perfumed, candied fruit. The wine possesses gorgeous textural richness in a deep, layered expression of Pinot Noir. The mousse remains refined and very elegant all the way through to the deeply satisfying, resonating finish. This is bottle: 001493 out of 6,750. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2023. Le Clos Saint-Hilaire is a 100% Pinot Noir Champagne made from a small, one hectare plot located on the property in Mareuil-sur-Ay. The wine is fermented in oak and bottled with no dosage. In only its third release, Le Clos Saint-Hilaire has already established itself as one of the region's most fascinating wines. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2023.
- Grape varieties
- Pinot Noir (Blanc de Noirs)
- Dessert wine
- Conventional viticulture
- J. Suckling
- Vinous - A. Galloni
- Wine certification
- Contains sulphites