Tours Sur Marne, Vallée De La Marne

Bollinger

Special Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

David T
9.1

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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
— 3 days ago

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Bollinger

La Grande Année Brut Champagne Blend 2008

Soirée de célébration ! Une belle bouteille. Brioche, pain grillé, crème pâtissière, citron. Une belle intensité. Mérite de vieillir. — a month ago

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Mario Vaillancourt

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Superbe millésime
Benoit Duhamel

Benoit Duhamel

En effet 2008 est excellent, du même niveau que 2002 chez Bollinger
Mario Vaillancourt

Mario Vaillancourt Premium Badge

Bien d’accord avec toi pour 2002 aussi, 08 et 02 bien avant de 05 et 06.

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Lyle Fass
9.6

Hallway in FIDI Hebrart. Wow. So good. So complete. Salty! Tangy. Structured. Compact. Long. Profound. — 20 days ago

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Brut Vintage Collection Privee Champagne Blend 2008

Nice fresh glass of Champagne. Lots of fresh fruits. Chardonnay dominated this 2008. It is almost like a btb. In the box they put even a cooler.....
If you have I would recommend to wait another year or 2/3.....
— 21 days ago

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Edouard Brun & Cie

1er Cru Brut Champagne Blend 2008

Nose: yeasty. Lovely brioche.

Palate: Toasty fruit. Minimally effervescent. As it opens very rich.

Bought from fass selections.
— 21 days ago

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