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Champagne Bollinger Vintage Bruttext

Champagne Bollinger Vintage Brut 1973

Champagne, FranceFrom the cellar. The magic of Champagne means that this wine, now 50 years old, still shines, though without the sparkle / vibrancy of youth. The wood aging and dominance of pinot noir certainly contributes to its longevity. Though not a great year for Champagne, this continues to charm, with ample caramelized Maillard notes from the lengthy bottle age. Toasted brioche, dried apple, dried apricot, dried cherry blossom fills the near-still, golden-hued wine, with an acid line backbone that culminates in a wet chalky finish. A contemplative wine, 50 years in.Tasted: 22 July 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
US$332.00750mlestimated retail not in market
Producer: Champagne BollingerDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot Meunier