Fantastic way to start Christmas 2002… having said this, not that much better than the NV Bollinger. Don’t know how good a year 1988 was, but this (whilst very nice) was a little acidic, so slightly unbalanced. Straw-gold colour. Fine bubbles. Honeyed toasty aromas with a hint of fruitiness. Toasty flavour hints with that slightly high acid bite. Very nice.