97 points, Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide 2014-2015
Billecart’s 1999 BdB has uncoiled with astounding conviction over the past two years, revealing a magnificence and beguiling transparency that even its 12 yearold self could not anticipate. It’s evolving slowly and assuredly, reaching that magic point where rising layers of buttery, toasted almonds, brioche, subtle vanilla and freshly baked butter cake burst forth. Primary lemon and white peach are still alive after 14 years, sustained by vibrant, lemon zest acidity. The fabled chalk terroirs of the Côte des Blancs’ Alist reach out with their inimitable, mouthfilling chalk minerality, in a revelation of intricately, epically intertwined complexity, silky and creamy, yet absolute sheer precision at every moment. Not an iota of detail is lost in its incredible finish. It’s right at the top of its arc, but such is its freshness, who can say what surprises may yet be in store?