An immediate sense of creaminess comes with an unusually intense perfume of fruit. Despite all this time on lees, a very pure sense of ripe, juicy Mirabelle plum is evident. This segues effortlessly into a creamy chalkiness. The palate strikes with immediate presence and inherent balance. Concentration and freshness complete each other, are heightened by the finest, smoothest foam. There is luminosity, body, and a salty depth that draws you in. The sense of sleekness and elegance is extraordinary. While it will be hard to resist this deliciousness now, graceful ageing is guaranteed.
Chardonnay 40% and Pinot Noir 60%
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