Powerful and dry, with a combination of roasted walnut, toast and ginger aromas and flavors. Balanced and assertive, this is a Champagne that needs food and can match a roast chicken, pork or veal. Finishes on the tart side.
The 1998 Extra Brut Vintage Celebris is a beautifully focused, linear wine that sparkles on the palate with the essence of white peaches, pears, quince and flowers. This medium-bodied yet structured wine offers phenomenal persistence, along with chalky, minerally notes that give the wine its superb liveliness and sense of freshness. Like many wines in this line-up, the 1998 Extra Brut Vintage Celebris is a beautiful, contemplative wine that deserves serious attention. This is a great effort.
64% Chardonnay and 36% Pinot Noir
Light gold. Profound, refined nose showing great elegance and marked by lemony and toasted aromas. Full, ethereal and silky palate that lingers on and on. Complex palate that is biscuity, toasted, fruity and brioche-like, all rolled into one. A superlative Champagne.
80% Chardonnay & 20% Pinot Noir
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
Time has graced this wine, proving the value of Bollinger’s policy of long aging on the lees followed by prompt release after disgorgement. This RD (Recently Disgorged) 2004 is a joyous wine, staunch, cold and powerful at first, transforming to fresh fruit shadowed by darker tones of barrel fermentation. As it opens in the glass, revealing racy energy, a range of floral pear and apple flavors emerge, resonant with a sense of limestone capturing the sun and reflecting it back in pale power. Enjoy this over the course of an evening as its presence shifts, providing varied perspectives on a great Champagne.
66% Pinot Noir and 34% Chardonnay