Consistent excellence. Pure gold in the glass with a creamy mousse and a ton of tiny, fine bubbles. On the intoxicating nose you’ll find some smoke, apple cider, and orange peel. Tasty honey and apricots make their presence known here. Just hints of the yeast and toasted nuts for now but will be more present as time goes on. Oak, dark fruit, and some really lively violets top this off.
So much richer and more voluptuous than most similar offerings, Bollinger always stands out from the pack. Quite the vivacious champagne, this is full of life and full of power. Muscular in nature but still has more than enough finesse with a velvety mouthfeel. The complexity and depth is definitely a step above, due to the amount of reserve wines used in the blend.
The palate pleases with chalk, apple pie, and lemon rind. More orange and the thought of warm biscuits to go with baking spices and pears. Long finish featuring spice and cream. How many other entry level bottles from the other big champagne houses can compare? Excellent champagne, a beautiful journey. — 2 years ago
Great complexity. Still on the balance. Only tertiary notes from goudron to leather via some liquorice and truffle. Beautiful and unique elegance. Drink now. I wouldn’t wait much longer for this vintage, described by many as the hardest of the decade in the Langhe. — 2 years ago
Dark red purple. Sweet black fruits, smokey earthy, nutty-espresso cocoa scents lingering with perfumes and florals makes this wine pleasant on the nose. Taste— a luscious soft -silky flavor of sweet blackberry fruit cover the entire pallet. Delights of cherry vanilla notes cedar, cassis and graphite follow with a long finish. A beautiful wine to celebrate tonight! — 2 years ago