Made up mostly of wine from the 2007 vintage, this is in fact a blend of 15 different vintages in the classic blending style of Champagne. The nose is exceptionally vivacious and precise, with intense and refreshing minerality dominating the aromas. What makes this Champagne so special, however, is its impressive development across the palate, which proceeds like an inverted hourglass: a precise and focused entry leading into a round, silky and powerful mid palate that allows richer fruit flavours to come through and then ending on a clean, direct and extremely minerally finish as the wine drifts off with incredible focus. As for flavour, I noticed green apple, an almost in-your-face chalky minerality, and stone-laced lemon.
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.
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
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