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H BILLIOT Champagne  Brut "Reserve"   Grand Cru, Ambonnay

Retail Price: $52

Value Rating: 3.4

Wine Factor: 2
Date Posted: October 26, 2018
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DDWA Score: 88

Very Good Value

All from Billiot’s Grand Cru vineyards in Ambonnay. 75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay. While the wine wants to be rich, Billiot keeps the rich character in check with tank ferment and aging, no malo and more current vintages in the cuvee (this is 2013, 14 and 15). The H Billiot Champagne Brut Reserve comes out like a champ. Crisp green apples, Meyer lemons, a squeeze of lime and then tangy plums and a whiff of cranberry hit the palate. Tarragon and red rose show up near the end and on the generous finish. Gotta like acidity to thoroughly enjoy this wine. That said, it gives more pleasure than most no or very low dosage Champagnes.

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Solano Cellars in Berkeley, CA