People who try to embarrass me by asking what I think is the best brand of Champagne get only one answer: "The best brand of Champagne is the one you like the b...
50th anniversary edition from the stellar’02 vintage. Sensational!!
Disg June 12, full of red fruit flavor, almost tasted like VVF! A deep golden color with tinges of red. Bollinger close to its best. — a month ago
Plenty of red fruit on the nose and palette. Drinking well now. A nice wine but not outstanding. A great ‘quaffer ‘ — 4 months ago
From several DP vintages,(96,02,05,06,07,09), this is the only one that I ‘get ‘. It has some depth and tertiary flavours that I find lacking in the other wines I’ve tasted.
The ‘04 is an all round underrated vintage in my opinion,(look at the outstanding Krug ‘04 v’02).
I think I just have to come to terms with the fact that I’m not really a DP type of guy. — 7 months ago
Rating this Blanc de Blanc against perhaps higher quality,(Salon?), it’s still enjoyable, has lots of flavour if a little sweet and perhaps not as subtle as other BdB and lacking the finesse? At the price point though it’s still a great wine. — a month ago
In first on QF1. Lots of citrus flavour which works well in the cabin of an aircraft. Would like to try again at ground level to check the real taste. Very enjoyable. Would certainly consider buying but might wait for a better vintage. — 4 months ago
Seen many 100 point scores for this so thought I’d try it out if it can’t get any better? Despite the critics protestations of perfection and ‘champagne doesn’t get any better than this ‘ I wasn’t overwhelmed.
Pale straw colored with hints of gold. The bead wasn’t as fine as I had hoped. Initially very ‘sherbet’ flavors but this subsided with time in the glass.
Became subtler with white pear and other orchard fruits to the fore. Still pushing a touch of sweetness however but in a much more appealing way.
A very good wine but a great one? Perhaps my taste differs but this doesn’t come within a bulls roar of Salon 02.....
That’s not to say I won’t try to get my hands on some more of this and see how it ages. — 7 months ago
Loving this at the moment. Typical full bodied, bold fruity Aussie Shiraz. Drinking great currently, might get better but why miss out when it’s this good already? — a month ago
ID 113014 Revisiting this wine after a 3 year break. Oh has it changed! Prior notes were ‘citrus and lemon ‘. Couldn’t be further from that now. Wonderful golden colour, persistent fine bead. Time in the cellar has given this wine some ‘fat’ and is now more orchard stone fruit and candid honey flavour with subtle hints of white pear and cinnamon.
Looking forward to checking this out again in another 3 to 5 years time. — 7 months ago