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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

Light, Gold and Bright

ending

Long, Pure and Lingering

flavors

Citrus, White fruits and Mineral

nose

Open, Pure, Complex and Fresh

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Balanced, Well-structured, Youthful, Medium-bodied, Vivid, Refined, Focused and Dry

Verdict

Impressive and Well made

Written Notes

Considering the full development of the'73 R. D., I was afraid that this wine would have seen its best days. Actually they're very similar to one another, and only a tone of hay and toffee separates them. The most recent bottle, young and fresh, was uniquely, beautifully, sublimely fragile, breathing superb, life-rejoicing potential. A wine that madly exhorts to poetry. The latest bottle was sublime perfection.
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Origin

Ay, Champagne

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Rosé

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Vins Clairs Cramant Vinifié en Fût

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