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.