Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon 2008


Depth and Complexity

The Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon 2008 vintage is the expression of the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay terroirs. It offers a unique and sensorial experience, the fruit of more than a decade of patience.

Tasting notes

The presence of an ancestral savoir-faire is recognised through the art of assemblage and rigorous selection from an exceptional harvest. This cuvée stands out for its sparkle and purity that reveal a noble, unique character.


Its appearance is luminous, with soft, coppery shimmers and a sustained salmon pink hue.


A measured strength which is delicate and charming at the same time, with the harmonious maturing of flavours (mandarin, blood orange, and Reinette apple tart). An ample and full character in the mouth unveiling a chalky edge and persistent finish of citron zest as well as red and white currants.


There is a refreshing sensorial experience of citrus peel and red berry jelly. With the exquisite sensation of a rich and complex aromatic generosity (Plougastel and Mara des Bois strawberries, pêche de vigne). Pretty, refined and mature olfactory notes that bring out the inimitable fragrances of sweet spices and wild raspberry pulp.


This great and highly refined wine presents its personality with wonderful delicacy of texture and flavour. The aromatic charm of a rare mineral aspect to pair with beautiful poulet de Bresse with crayfish or a few Breton langoustines royales.

Serve at: 11-12°C

From Florent NYS, Billecart-Salmon’ chief winemaker.

In Perfect Harmony with Anne-Sophie PIC

3-Michelin Star Chef

 The Billecart-Salmon is the historic champagne of my father's house. It was one of the first champagnes I tasted and often signified a celebration.
When I tasted the Elisabeth Salmon 2008 at my home in Valence, it brought up a lot of emotions: there is a lot of depth to this wine. I loved its energy and vigour, so harmonious and balanced, with a perfect mix of vinous and chalky tones. To accompany this wine, I imagine fresh brown crab. This dish plays on the duality of freshness and complexity, which resonates with the Elisabeth Salmon 2008’s Chardonnay freshness and Pinot Noir vinosity. I think the perfect place to enjoy this cuvée would be with the table d’hôte from my restaurant’s white kitchen. It’s something really unique to experience together! 

Anne-Sophie PIC, honorary godmother of the Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon 2008


Maison Billecart-Salmon is proud to announce their collaboration with the talented chef Anne-Sophie Pic, honorary godmother of the 2008 vintage of Elisabeth Salmon. A captivating tale about her deep connection with Billecart-Salmon that transcends generations, traced back to the early childhood of the 3-Michelin Star Chef. She will be sharing her tasting memories and food pairings insights, describing her emotional attachment to heritage and transmission of family values. A unique tasting menu created in perfect harmony with this prestige cuvée has been revealed...

Guide notes

98 - Decanter - May 2021
98 - James Suckling - May 2021
19+/20 - Matthew Jukes - April 2021
98/100 - Tyson Stelzer - April 2021

" The electrifying energy of 2008 charges Elisabeth Salmon with a dynamism and an endurance like never before"


Grape Varieties & Blend

• 55% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne

• 45% 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: 7g/l
  • • Partial malolactic fermentation
  • • Ageing on lees: 10 years
  • • Available formats: bottle and magnum
  • • Ageing potential: more than 10 years