Congratulations to TB12 on going to his 14th Conference Championship.
The nose shows; more macerated green & golden apple, pineapple than usual. Touch of apple cider, bruised pear, some dried apricots, nougat, melted, salted caramel, alluvial limestone minerals, chalk, sea spray, roasted white spice, dry yeast, rising bread dough, baguette crust, ginger ale with withering lilies and some spring flowers.
The palate has softer mousse & less lively acidity than previous bottles. Still nice but, it’s giving cause to wonder when this bottle was disgorged. Macerated green & golden apple, yellow peach, pineapple juice. Touch of apple cider, bruised pear, some dried apricots, nougat, melted, salted caramel, alluvial limestone minerals, grey volcanics, gritty chalkiness, sea fossils, saline, roasted white spice, nuts, dry yeast, rising bread dough, baguette crust, ginger ale that has the high notes of root beer, vanillin with withering lilies and some spring flowers. The acidity is ok but, seems off a bit. Change in base wine for this bottling? The finish still rich, elegant, well balanced persisting minutes.
Bottle is off slightly from the many others we’ve enjoyed.
Photos of; the House of Bollinger, branded cave with resting bottles, their Cooper making barrels and one of their Grand Cru vineyards.
1/17/21 — 5 hours ago
Yellow-gold color. Fine persistent bead, high activity bubbles. Green apples, pear, white flowers, biscuit, butter, croissant on the nose. On the palate, m+ acidity, extra delicate and smooth wine, with long aftertaste. Pairing for mild cheese, croissant with Raclette, Turkey, as its own. — 10 days ago
Pop and pour...didn't find any disg. info. On the nose:.sweet apple, lemon, soft butter, coppery notes.. On the palate: fantastic acidity, lemon, soft coppery notes, good density and a touch of oxidative golden apple on the finish. Lovely mousse, and good length on the finish as well. Very nice. — 21 days ago