Thursday, November 15, 2007

1996 Billecart-Salmon, Cuvée N.F., Champagne, France

From a magnum bottle) A magnificent bottle and if we have had different views about the German whites I think we all where happy now. Incredible intense flavours rising from the glass; fresh with corn, yeast, flowers and vanilla. The mousse is luxurious foam building up with minerals, crystals providing the traditional Billecart-Salmon elegancy and concentration. The complex layers are profound and it ranks among the best five 1996 Champagnes I have tasted so far. The 96’ Vintage is really something special.

Served with Baked cod and “mjød”, mushrooms and herbs. A fantastic dish with this wonderful Champagne – simply perfect.

(Tasted Feb-2007 / Noma)

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