GOLD MEDAL | NZIWS 2018
FIVE STARS and RANKED #5 CHAMPAGNE OVER $100 | Cuisine Magazine
Established in 1829, Bollinger is one of Champagne's mythical houses as well as one of the last surviving independent houses. And everything points to it remaining that way, with its 150 hectares of vines (with rare French ungrafted vines, from before the phylloxera epedemic) which make up 70% of its supply. Now in a convenient half bottle, this packs everything you love about Bollinger into a handy 375 ml bottle. How good!
If you like a classic Champagne style with plenty of yeast and brioche characters and are looking for a bright appley palate then here you go. Everyone should have a major Bolly experience once in their lives. It never fails to impress so go on. You deserve it.
Cuisine magazine writes "Bollinger keeps pretty quiet about any changes to its wines, but the non-vintage Brut has been subtly transformed in recent years, giving away a little of its rather old-fashioned oxidative style in favour of a more vibrant model.That said, this wine will still please traditionalists with its winning combination of apple, nut brittle, mealy and meaty complexities, and rich, toasty depth. It’s still concentrated and opulent, but it is fresher than it used to be and all the more satisfying as a result."