Founded in 1829 by a German national and two Frenchmen, the Bollinger Champagne house, located in Ay, has been producing Pinot based wines for almost two centuries.
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NV Bollinger Brut Special Cuvee
Grape Type: Champagne Blend
91 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , November 2012
(60% pinot noir, 25% chardonnay and 15% pinot meunier; L1214420): Bright yellow. A complex bouquet evokes poached pear, Meyer lemon, chalky minerals and toasty lees. Fleshy pear and honey flavors show very good depth, picking up refreshing citrus pith and mineral nuances with air. Rich but energetic, with strong finishing cut and lingering spiciness.
93 Points | Wine Spectator
I love champagne since my first tasting , 20 years ago.
But this vintage and especially Bollinger is one of the best.
Powerful, charming, glamourous, wonderful !!
A very nice bottle
Nothing to scoff at here.
Bond was Right!
As a novice wine drinker, I find most sparkling to be either too "tart" or flavorless. This one's a winner - good "body," flavour, fine finish
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almost as good as veuve ciquot
I had forgotten to pu this on my profile when it was reccomended to me in a matchback. They love this in England. I think it is just a touch more....maybe slate-y is the right word, than the Veuve Cliquot. I like it very much, but I'm sticking with Pommery Brut Royal, Roderer, and Veuve Cliquot for the time being.
by Edward Murray
Golden straw, steady stream of medium bubbles. Ripe and mature aromas of macerated red fruits and toffee. Quite rich, yet, elegantly balanced and showing surprising verve in the mouth. Long pinot noir-like (berries and earth) finsh. Wonderful style for food.
Fills the mouth with strong, assertive flavors that are a bit too abrasive for me.
Champagne-making is the highly refined art of blending base wines into a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. These component wines come from different grape varieties (the white grape Chardonnay and the red varieties Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) and from different villages and vineyards. And because only four or five harvests per decade...
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