I have two bottles of 2002 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Nicolas-François Billecart, one purchased on release and one more recently. I recall that they have different disgorgement dates, but could be wrong about that. In any case, I’ve had this come up with other wines.
So which do you open first? I know some people don’t open wine within a certain time after disgorgement, so I assume it’s better to start with the earlier disgorged one.
I don’t know the answer to your question, but that is an excellent wine, I had a bottle within the last year or so.
Even better still is the Cuvee Elizabeth Salmon brut rose.
Are the disgorgement dates significantly different? I would have thought with a vintage Champagne they would disgorge all within a few weeks or months. (The B-S website says 10 years on lees.) Assuming that not sure it really matters.
Obviously different with NV wines, where disgorgement could be years apart.
I agree here with Andrew, as I would expect those disgorgements to be not that far off in time spacing. I’d be interested to know the 2 actual dates. I’d think on the same wine, aside from something that is designed to be a late disgorged (Jacquesson DT, for example) that the vintage wines would be very similar in expression.
This topic alludes to something I wish people would work harder to track, which is listing the disgorgement date in their tasting notes, mainly on Cellartracker. You can’t compare wines if you don’t know the foundation. It is true that producers that make it hard (not listing anything, or those who etch it onto their glass, such as Larmandier-Bernier and Marie Courtin). But if you have the info on the bottle, just stick it into your note. Producers like Tarlant and Vilmart, who take the time to list the info (Tarlant is especially good), I appreciate that because it informs.