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Bollinger Champagne Brut Speciale Cuvee France Champagne White 2012
Length/Type of Fermentation: The first fermentation takes place in small oak casks, lot-by-lot, cru-by-cru, and grape variety with all crus and grape varieties segregated. This allows Bollinger to use a very strict selection process. Bollinger only uses old casks (5 years or older) to ensure that neither tannin nor oak flavors are imparted to the wines. Length/Type of Aging: Once the wine is bottled, the carbonic fermentation and cellar aging are conducted under natural cork for a minimum of five years, more than twice as long as required by Appellation rules.
Three and a half glasses
Four and a half glasses
mmmm, well integrated at almost 8 years old with huge biscuity and oaky flavours, but not overwhelming and a lot of nuance. I drank this on 01/01/2008 and I'm still tasting it the day after.
A superb wine, created by Bollinger, there are only 4000 bottles of this created for each year they produce. A superb Pinot Noir, smooth with heavy chocolate and vanilla notes on the nose. A slight tannin finish, which got better with breathing, and I would suspect that you could lay this wine down for a good few years yet, and it would only get better.
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Bollinger Champagne Brut Speciale Cuvee France Champagne White
A gorgeously complex pure and refined nose of delicate red berry fruit yeast and brioche aromas introduce delicious fresh and strikingly intense flavors that are supported by an extravagant mousse that imparts a real sense of vibrancy to the dry yeasty and again impressively complex finish. This is a really impressive rosi that is drinking well now though depending on your taste preferences could also just as easily be held for another 5 to 10 years. Burghound.
The 2004 Brut Rose La Grande Annee is a beautifully focused, vibrant wine endowed with striking minerality and fabulous overall balance. Clean veins of chalkiness run through the fruit in this energetic, taut Rose, while seductive floral notes linger... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 2004 Bollinger Grande Annee Rose 750ml
A gorgeously complex, pure and refined nose of delicate red berry fruit, yeast and brioche aromas introduce delicious, fresh and strikingly intense flavors that are supported by an extravagant mousse that imparts a real sense of vibrancy to the dry, ... Burghound. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 2004 Bollinger Grande Annee Rose 750ml
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<p>Bollinger has been a known name in the Champagne market for centuries. Bollinger produces several varieties of Brut, including R.D. The “Recemment Dégorgé” or “Recently Disgorged” is Bollinger’s vintage Champagne. The disgorged date can be found on the back of each bottle.</p>
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