The presentation is brilliant and is reminiscent of the house`s legendary blanc de noirs Bollinger ’Vieilles Vignes Françaises’…..
A Verzenay blanc de noirs with sprinkles of Aÿ, Bouzy and Tauxières, where 50% of the wine comes from 2015 with reserve wines on magnum dating from 2009. Verzenay and Aÿ are, as you know, the dominant villages in Bollinger`s vintage wines. Verzenay is often the chalky and mineral-rich backbone of Bollinger`s vintage build-up. The wine is vibrantly fresh, mineral-driven and extremely pure. There is a clarity and sharpness that is outstanding, where gunpowder notes and aroma of grilled meat develop as the glass warms up slightly. I love this wine as it is a perfect creation from one of the most important villages in the whole of Champagne dominated by the aforementioned minerality, but also with notes of violet and red grapefruit so typical of Verzenay of the highest class. On aeration the scent develops more and more notes of pears, figs and freshly baked baguette and the taste develops towards peach and apricot jam. Personally, though, I will wait as long as I can before opening my own bottles to get the increasing depth of caramel and grilled hazelnut flavour that only time in the cellar can provide. 95pts Richard Juhlin
``The NV Brut Expression is an unusual, exotic Champagne laced with passion fruit, mango and sweet baking spices. It is a sensual wine that radiates warmth on a rich, textured frame. Sweet, candied notes linger on the finish. The blend is 39% Pinot Meunier, 37% Pinot Noir and 24% Chardonnay, 63% 2006 and 37% 2005 fruit. About 10% of the wine is fermented in neutral oak and dosage is 8.5 grams per liter. Disgorged: July, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012.`` 89 points by Antonio Galloni erobertparker.com
``Mature and fragrant, its expressive bouquet releases beautiful aromas of apple compote, ornamented with hints of vanilla. The first impression in the mouth is full of finesse, with full fruit flavours. In the finale, a superb freshness.`` Winery note.
In Bond Stock: 6 cases and 6 bottles at £425.64 per case
Product code: 01520B
75% Chardonnay and 25% Vin Rouge d`Ambonnay. Delicate pink pale colour. Rich and sharp there is an explosion of aromas of red fruits which is excellent for the dessert (for instance a fruit salad). Also good when fresh (between 8 and 10Â°C) for an aperitif. Bancroft note
``The NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Delos (2006 vintage) is a gorgeous wine full of Mesnil character in its grapefruit, flowers, mint and minerals. The wine offers superb length and a long, refreshing close, where crisp apples and lemon zest add complexity to the finish. This is a wonderful, classy effort from Moncuit that is highly representative of Mesnil. Disgorged. September, 2008. Anticipated maturity. 2009-2014.`` 91 points by Antonio Galloni erobertparker.com