Upright structure and the solid acidity not found in particularly hot years, Krug 1988 reveals sharp purity. In the mouth, it is full of sensations: orange blossom, dry figs, ripe quince, and mild spices such as cinnamon and ginger. With a crystal finish and lingering palate, Krug 1988 is a treasure trove of emblematic savoir-faire […]
In Champagne, the term Blanc de Blancs designates Champagnes made only from Chardonnay grapes. A classic Blanc de Blancs is restrained and elegant when young, yet with ageing it develops a mouth-coating brioche richness that overlays an intense expression of fruitiness. Pol Roger’s vintage Blanc de Blanc is produced in small quantities from Grand Cru […]
The year 1988 alternated perfectly between heat and rain, a year without excesses that created the conditions for a slow maturation, a level of sugar accumulated perfectly for a moderate combustion of acidity giving extremely balanced harvested grapes. A year not highly productive with very high acidity level as well as very high level of […]
1996 Bollinger Champagne R.D., disgorged Feb 07. Rich, very ‘Bolly’, complex, ripe and slightly oxidative. Champagne
This is one of my absolute favourite champagnes. Fresh and clean on the palate and made to age for many years. Aromas of fresh citrus and green apples and lots of chalky mineral notes. Will hold for many years.