Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon 2007


Depth and Complexity

Created in 1988 as a tribute to the House’s co-founder Elisabeth Salmon, this cuvée distinguishes itself through its sparkle and refined purity of grandeur and unique character. This great, rare and sought after wine, offers the subtle signature of our top Pinot Noir and Chardonnay terroirs.

Tasting notes

The presence of an ancestral savoir-faire is recognised through the art of assemblage and rigorous selection from an exceptional harvest. This great wine, with its extreme finesse, is a sign of the delicate personality of its textures and flavours.


With soft, shimmering reflections and a sustained pink hue, this seductive blend has a radiant brilliance.


'Harmonious maturing of flavours (mandarine, blood orange and Reinette apple tart). An ample and pure character, in the mouth unveiling a chalky edge and persistent finish of lightly candied citron.


There is a refreshing sensorial expression of citrus peel and red berry jelly. With the exquisite sensation of a rich and complex aromatic generosity (antique roses, cherries and white peaches).


Ideal when paired with beautiful creamy poultry, in particular poulet de Bresse or Breton langoustines royales.

Serve at: 11-12°C

From Florent NYS, Billecart-Salmon’ chief winemaker.

In Perfect Harmony with David Bizet

Chef at Taillevent - Paris

 The Elisabeth Salmon 2006 is honestly one of my first real emotional reactions to a champagne; I had the pleasure of discovering it with my sommelier during a visit to the House. This cuvée is distinguished by its density and its power which make it a great gastronomic champagne capable of holding its own against dishes such as blue lobster, carrots à l’orange and a well-seasoned jus. The characteristics are at the same time salty, vegetal and spicy, a mix which meets harmoniously with notes of almonds, red berries and the finesse of the bubbles. For me, the perfect place to enjoy this cuvée would be on the terrace of the Penthouse suite of the George V Hotel, with views over Paris, in great company with a great champagne, and the moment becomes magical! 

Guide notes

94 - Wine Spectator - December 2019
94 - James Suckling - September 2019

"Beautifully toned red fruit with background mushroom and spice aromas, too. This is very fresh and gently complex. The palate has a vibrant array of zesty and succulent red berries and delivers an impressive, fluid and gently tart, strawberry finish. Drink or hold."

96 - Wine Advocate - December 2018

Grape Varieties & Blend

• 50% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne

• 50% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs

• Less than 10% of the Pinot Noir is vinified as a red wine. The grapes for the red wine are come from the “Valofroy” vineyard of old vines, located on the slopes of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ and which benefit from a south facing exposure

  • • Dosage: 6g/l
  • • Partial malolactic fermentation
  • • Ageing on lees: 10 years
  • • Available formats: bottle
  • • Ageing potential: more than 10 years


Vintage mapping

Each cuvée that arrives in your hands is always ready to be tasted at its best, thanks in particular to a long ageing process in our cellars. However, conscious that everyone enjoys their wines at different stages of development, we wanted to highlight five stages of evolution to better guide you. None is superior to the other, however, depending on your tastes, this cartography will allow you to appreciate a vintage of our house as close as possible to your aspirations and thus have the best possible tasting experience.