I’ve had this many times but, never just sat and enjoyed full bottle with Sofia and pick it apart to write detailed notes. A great Costco price on this Cuvée has changed that for tonight.
The nose reveals; bruised, green & golden apple without skin and a hint of tartness, touch of of apple cider, Bosc pear, pineapple, lemon/lime zest, quince, cream soda, vanillin, very light white spice, caramel notes, great chalk, sea fossils and spray, bread dough, spring flowers, jasmine and yellow lilies.
The body is full and lively. Some @Severn Goodwin might want to decant this one. The acidity is fresh, big, yet restrained on the long set. Bruised, green & golden apple without skin a hint of tartness, touch of of apple cider, Bosc pear, pineapple, lemon/lime zest, quince, more cream soda on the palate, vanillin, very light white spice with a tad of palate heat, caramel notes, great chalk that really pops, saline, haunting iodine notes, sea fossils and spray, really nice grey, fine, grainy volcanic minerals, light woodiness, bread dough, spring flowers, jasmine, citrus blossoms and yellow lilies. The long finish is, rich, well balanced, polished and persists minutes. Really hitting its mark tonight.
Photos of; the House of Bollinger (007 James Bond), the library area, their miles of chalky caves and one of their Grand Cru Vineyards. — 14 days ago
Pale pink with a hint of amber. Beautifully poised. Some fresh notes of intense oyster shells on the nose and a lovely palate of wild strawberry, rounded soft edged fruit. Delicate acidity. Very harmonious, and subtle. Great stuff. A perfect wine for an anniversary dinner. 17 years and going strong! — 13 days ago
Golden yellow. Toasty Brioche, vanilla, honey, ginger, dried apricot, marigold, lemon grass, strawberry, orange blossom, and hazelnut rounding out the taste. Creamy, rich, and toasty! Medium body, and finish. 65% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier, 15% Chardonnay, from Vallee de la Marne, Montagne de Reims. 85% fermented in tank, 15% in oak. 50% 2016, 35% 2015, 15% Perpetual Reserve. Full malo. — 20 days ago
Drank it with over ripe plantain taco with woodruff — 9 days ago