A few wines from last week’s 4th Friday event!
I was craving some bubbles, so I opened this. For Bollinger, I expected this to be a touch more rich and powerful. What I got was a fairly elegant and finesse driven rosé champagne. Very red berry fruit driven upfront with some strawberry cream, toasted biscuit, and sea salted rhubarb fruit. So energetic on the palate but a fine balance between blanc de noir style vs rosé. Gummy red fruits with some strawberry shortbread and some sweetness toward the finish. I think these are likely better closer to release (as opposed to their special Cuvee sibling, which can be marvelous with a touch of age). — 23 days ago
Surprisingly good amongst all the other heavy hitters. Cheapest of the ten, but prob fourth on my scorecard. Bright, vibrant, young and fresh. Elegant? yes! Boisterous, spilling out of the glass... tart green apple and bright vibrant acidity with tons of mousse. Fun and exouberant... I need to double down on this one. — a month ago
Very dry, even smells dry. Less bread then piper — 5 days ago
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. — 4 months ago