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Bollinger Champagne Blend Champagne Rosé Brut 1988

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90 Points - International Wine CellarOrange-pink with a delicate bead. Musky orchard fruits red berries and herbs on the nose plus a subtle smoky quality. Tangy redcurrant and strawberry flavors ar

Region: France » Champagne

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Winery: Bollinger
Color: Rosé
Variety: Champagne
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Bollinger:
The Bollinger vineyard covers 164 hectares, most of which are classified Grand or Premier cru. Pinot Noir predominates, a demanding grape variety with an intense character which forms the backbone of the Bollinger style. Continuity of style is ensured by an exceptional collection of over 600,000 reserve magnums, making Bollinger the only champagne House with such a wide and precise palette of... Read more
The Bollinger vineyard covers 164 hectares, most of which are classified Grand or Premier cru. Pinot Noir predominates, a demanding grape variety with an intense character which forms the backbone of the Bollinger style. Continuity of style is ensured by an exceptional collection of over 600,000 reserve magnums, making Bollinger the only champagne House with such a wide and precise palette of aromas for their blends.   As a guarantee of supreme quality, the best crus are vinified in wood thanks to a stock of 3,000 small, aged casks. The House lets its wines mature for twice as long as the appellation requirement. This is not out of vanity, but because a great wine needs the luxury of time to develop its full character. Read less

External Reviews for Bollinger Champagne Blend Champagne Rosé Brut

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
12/23/2010

90 Points - International Wine CellarOrange-pink with a delicate bead. Musky orchard fruits, red berries and herbs on the nose, plus a subtle smoky quality. Tangy redcurrant and strawberry flavors are tightly wound and given a bitter touch by anise and cherry pit notes. Youthfully unyielding, with strong finishing grip and a persistent echo of cherry pit.


External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
11/27/2012

Medium-bodied and rich, showing honey, bread dough and apple flavors, backed by a firm structure. Leaves a mouthwatering impression.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

94 Points - Wine SpectatorA rich, smoky Champagne, with hints of marzipan and fennel seed accenting honeyed malt, bread dough, baked apple and gingersnap flavors. It’s all focused by intense acidity


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
12/23/2010

94 Points - Wine Spectator"A rich, smoky Champagne, with hints of marzipan and fennel seed accenting honeyed malt, bread dough, baked apple and gingersnap flavors. Its all focused by intense acidity, which meshes beautifully into the layers of flavor and refined texture, with a lingering finish. Drink now through 2021."93 Points - The Wine News"Burnished gold hue. Baked apple, peach and orange marmalade aromas. Crisp and acidic with flavors of mixed grains, apple and orange zest. Dry finish with tart peach and mineral notes."91 Points - Connoisseurs' Guide"Burnished gold hue. Baked apple, peach and orange marmalade aromas. Crisp and acidic with flavors of mixed grains, apple and orange zest. Dry finish with tart peach and mineral notes."90 Points - The Wine Advocate"The NV Brut Special Cuvee opens with elegant, well-delineated aromas of honey, brioche, roasted nuts, orange zest, flowers and peaches, of which appear on the palate in a classy, finessed expression of the house style. This is an especially refined and delicious NV Champagne. The Special Cuvee is roughly 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier (2004, 2003) sourced from a variety of vineyards. Bollinger adds 5-10% of reserve wines (in this case from 1995 and 1996, aged in magnums) which gives this offering its lovely complexity. The dosage is 7-9 grams per liter. This is Lot: 807704, disgorged towards the end of 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2012."Winemaker's notes:The denomination Special Cuve was created in 1911. The idea came from William Folks, then partner of the illustrious London House of Mentzendorff. This great wine lover felt it was an insult to simply call this great wine "non vintage". The suggestion of naming it "Special Cuve" was immediately approved by Monsieur Bollinger.A blend par excellence, the Special Cuve is the purest expression of the Bollinger style; of its craftsmanship and its singular conception of what a champagne should be. It is, therefore, on this wine that the House of Bollinger shows how it is different from other Champagne Houses, asserts its qualitative policy and by which it asks to be judged.



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