An exploration of wine

495. Champagne Bollinger, Grande Année Brut, 1979

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Book 3 Wine 495

£210; 12%

Having had a 1995-disgorged 1979 RD, this Grande Année sibling outdid it comfortably. Wow. Such aromatic complexity that just steadily gave up different layers: toasty caramel notes to begin with, that developed into hazelnut aromatics. Still some aromatic fruit notes – apricot etc. A few touches of oxidation, but only mildly so. Still a good spritz on the palate, but soft. And exceptionally long. Lovely.

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