Category: Bollinger

Bollinger: Grande Année Rosé 2005

[English] Made of 72% Pinot Noir and 28% Chardonnay. Dosage of 7 grams. Beautiful copper pink color with very fine bubbles. Autolytic nose with orange oil, currant jam, wild strawberry, acacia honey, cedar wood, fried onion, dried rose petals, a haze of polishing wax and fresh citrus fruits. After swirling we get black cherry, earth,
Rating category: 90-95

Bollinger: Grande Année 2005

[English] Made of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. Dosage of 6 grams. Beautiful golden color with fine bubbles. The nose is quite closed with citrus, mace, blond tobacco and sandalwood. After swirling it showed quince, baked apple, fenugreek and beautiful overtones of roasted pistachios and hazelnuts. This champagne clearly needed carafing. The aroma evolved
Rating category: 90-95

Bollinger: Récemment Dégorgé 2002

[English] Made of 60 % Pinot Noir and 40 % Chardonnay . Disgorged October 22, 2013 . Lovely yellow golden color with fine bubbles and fat tears in the glass . Lovely nose of old Cox Orange apple , clover honey , quince marmelade , lemon , apple blossom , chalk, orange zest , fennel,  para
Rating category: 90-95

Bollinger: Grande Année Rosé 1996

[English] Made of 73% Pinot Noir and 27% Chardonnay. Bright orange copper color with very fine bubbles and soft mousse. In the nose we get currant, cranberry, raspberry, earth, mature yeasts, rosehip, smokiness and chalk dust. Utterly sensual mouth feel: unctuous and mouth carressing. On the palate we get beautiful mature yeasts with red berries, raspberry,
Rating category: 95+

Bollinger: Grande Année 2004

[English] *tasted 3 times with bottle variation* Light youthful yellow color with refined effervescence. Made of 66% Pinot Noir and 34% Chardonnay. Deep aroma of autolytic yeastyness with beeryeast character, chalky minerality, butter, coffee, beer yeast, red apple, oranges, white flowers, with undertones of musk and acacia honey. A second glass reveals dried ginger and
Rating category: 90-95

Bollinger: Special Cuvee (Magnum 2004/2006)

[English] Lovely lightgolden color with very refined effervescence. Complex aroma of candied citrus fruit, cherry, raspberry jam, tangerine, beurre noisette, minerality, rose hip, fern and toast. Clearly a wine with body but a velvetty texture. On the palate: ripe yellow fruit, doyenné pear, dark cherry, beautiful touch of wood and tobacco. In the long, lingering
Rating category: 90-95

Bollinger: Special Cuvee (tasted december 2011)

[English] (Tasted december 2011 on Grand Tasting in Paris) Degorgement date unknown. Lightgolden color with refined effervescence. The aroma is tight and quite austere. I smell apple, cinnamon, clove, quince, toast, honeysuckle and quite sharp overlying citrus tones. The wine is medium bodied with a vinous texture. In the attack we get Granny Smith apple
Rating category: 80-89

Bollinger: Grande Année 2002

[English] Made of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. Lovely golden color but rather large bubbles. In the scent: Chalk, earthy tones, quince, rhubarb, Reinette etoilé apple, red vine peach, fresh tone of lemon with zeste and white bread. After airing the wine I also smelled marsipan and even spices like Thyme and Earl Grey
Rating category: 90-95

Bollinger: Grande Année Rosé 2004

[English] Made of 68% Pinot Noir (5% red wine: Côte aux Enfants 2004) and 32% Chardonnay. Elegant pink-orangey color with perfect effervescence. In the scent: redcurrant, cherry, Peony, citrus fruits, freshly crushed cumin seeds, licorice, a dot of fresh almond and wood tones that reminded me of a Château de Pommard 2005..absolutely brilliant aroma! The
Rating category: 90-95

Bollinger: Rosé

[English] Tasted in March 2011. Copper red color with fine bubbles that form a lovely crown in the glass. The scent: blueberry, raspberry, mint, brioche. The taste is light and at the same time liquorous. I taste woodland strawberry and a little blackberry. Good acidity. In the distance there are some earthy notes. The finish
Rating category: 80-89