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    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

The Story

The underground world of the House’s cellars reveals the full importance of time at Bollinger’s. After primary fermentation in small stainless steel or wooden casks the wine is bottled in the spring and taken down to rest in the pervading silence of the chalk cellars; Special Cuvée champagne will remain there for at least three years and vintage cuvees for much longer. It is this long period of rest that develops the extraordinarily delicate aromas of the wine and gives the bubbles their smooth texture.

Each year, some of the very best wines are added to the House’s exceptional collection of 700,000 reserve magnums which are kept for blending Special Cuvée. Stoppered with natural corks during a light secondary fermentation, these magnums enable each wine, from every cru and every plot, to reveal the infinite subtlety of their bouquet and to develop their full complexity while being protected from oxidation. This is a luxury that gives Bollinger the opportunity of letting wines mature over many years before being used. The art of using reserve wines has reached absolute perfection!

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Gold and Clear

ending

Long, Extensive and Pure

flavors

White fruits, Honey, Buttery, Toasty, Creamy and Citrus

nose

Youthful, Refined, Complex and Ripe

recommend

No

taste

Average in Acidity, Balanced, Concentrated, Multi-dimensional, Developing, Light, Focused, Vigor, Ripe, Dry and Sweet tannins

Verdict

Sophisticated and Exotic

Written Notes

The 1966 Bollinger came close to the ’61. It was rich and full with more orange flavors, but it didn’t quite have the length or acid of the ’66. It was still outstanding (95).
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Origin

Ay, Champagne

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 Juha Lihtonen, Sommelier (Finland)  tasted  Vintage Champagne 1966  ( Bollinger )

"Superb, immensely concentrated, great vividness!"

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  Vintage Champagne 1966  ( Bollinger )

"The 1966 Bollinger came close to the ’61. It was rich and full with more orange flavors, but it didn’t quite have the length or acid of the ’66. It was still outstanding (95)."

3y 9m ago

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