An exploration of wine

871. Champagne Bollinger, La Grande Année Brut, 2004

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Book 5 Wine 871

£66.67; 12%

Bought this after tasting it at a Bollinger dinner. Its showing decently mature, in the oxidative Bollinger style, though this bottle was perhaps more mature than I’d have anticipated, and the Roederer Blanc de Blancs had greater freshness. Still, a very nice Champagne! Mid-deep gold. Fine, lazy bead. Developed nose: bruised peach, cherry kernels, biscuit, cream and moderate toast. Only background fresh yellow apple. Medium-full body. Vinous. Dry. Firm acidity. Developed, dried yellow fruit and crystal fruit. Smoky mineral with a slight rancio note. Biscuit and apple skins over the long, minerally finish. Complex.

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