An subtle nose with plenty of fine autolysis aromas of fresh bread and sweetly fragrant yeasty notes, plus some gentle spice and chalky notes. The palate unleashes beautiful wild strawberry fruit flavors, super fresh, fleshy and pure. Great balance and depth. Drink now. (94 points James Suckling)
45% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 25% Pinot Meunier
L. Aubry Fils Brut Premier Cru is an austere, structured Champagne with a rich grain element interwoven with cherry, apple, wildflower and almond notes. This is a distinctive, expertly crafted sparkling wine that will vastly enhance a meal of albacore or oysters. Though the blend is carefully adapted from year to year.
45% Pinot Meunier, 25% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 5% Arbanne, Petit Meslier and Fromenteau.
The NV Brut Special Cuvee is fabulous. Hints of pears, pastry crust and hazelnut lead to an expansive core of fruit. There is plenty of the signature Bollinger oxidative style in this rich, enveloping Champagne. Once again the Special Cuvee is one of the best Champagnes in its price range.
60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier
The 2004 vintage of Bollinger's Brut Rosé La Grande Année is bursting with crisp wild berry notes and toasty richness. There's an attractive core of minerality running through the heart of this much-coveted champagne. This French Rosé both refreshes and titillates the senses.
Rosé Champagne food pairings: lox and capers, grilled salmon steak, fresh fruit, veggies, pasta primavera.
68% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay