Billecart-Salmon Le Clos Saint-Hilaire 2006

Billecart-Salmon Le Clos Saint-Hilaire 2006

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Le Clos St Hilaire is probably the rarest wine from the Billecart-Salmon portfolio. The “Clos” is a single enclosed vineyard next to the Billecart-Salmon house. A unique parcel of one hectare with old vines Pinot Noir vinified in casks. Each rare vintage of this unique grande cuvée consists of no more than 6,000 bottles.

Nose: A noble, racy expression with an extremely complex, vinous impact on the nose (touch of biscuit, freshly roasted hazelnuts, white pepper). A refined development highlighting the scintillating concentrations of ripe and intense fruit (nuts and sweet spices).

Palate: The ample and imposing texture, with hints of citrus fruit flesh and pears in syrup (candied lemon zest, mandarin pulp), emerges against a base note of panettone. With a richness bursting with flavours (puffed buckwheat and precious wood), the wine is carried by the fullness of taste with bewitching charm culminating in a deliciously chalky root mineral.