A half bottle of Bollinger's excellent non-vintage rosé champagne. Made by adding still red wine from the Grand Cru villages of Ay and Vezernay to Bollinger's non-vintage Brut Cuvée, this is a delightfully fruity and very moreish pink fizz.
Delicious toasty little number that deserves to be celebrated for its merits rather than as the chosen tipple of unfunny BBC sitcom characters. Bollinger is an iconic champagne house, and one of the small number of champagnes that really lives up to the hype.
The top expression of Bollinger's house style, La Grand Annéee is rich, full and rightly known as one of the world's greatest champagnes. 2004 was a great harvest, with high quality grapes and wines and lots of them - this will drink well already but will improve if cellared.
Bollinger's Grande Annee Rosé 2004 is a blend of 68% Pinot Noir (6% of which is still red wine) and 32% Chardonnay. This is always a stunning pink fizz and the 2004 is no exception. Another fantastic effort from James Bond's champagne house of choice.
A three-litre Jeroboam of Bollinger's Special Cuvée. Delicious toasty little number from a top producer. Bollinger is an iconic champagne house, and one of the small number of champagnes that really lives up to the hype.
A magnum of Bollinger's acclaimed R.D. champagne from the much vaunted 1996 vintage. 'R.D.' indicates it is recently disgorged, that is it's spent more time ageing on lees for a nuttier, yeastier taste.
A bottle of Bollinger R.D. 1995. R.D. indicates the bottle was recently disgorged (the process where all the yeast sediment produced during fermentation is removed from the bottle), with the wine having spent 8 years on its lees rather than the normal 5 used for Bollinger vintage. An extra yeasty style of champagne that rewards the patient.
A jeroboam of Bollinger's 2004 vintage La Grande Année. A blend of 66% Pinot Noir and 34% Chardonnay. This can either be drunk now, or if you're patient can be cellared for years to come. For the best experience, enjoy at between 10 and 12 degrees Celcius with roast lamb or foie gras.
Bollinger's 2004 Blanc de Noirs is the top champagne that this famous house produces. It has been made in small quantities since 1969 using low density pre-phylloxera vineyards which produce a very rich base wine. A very rare and much sought after champagne.
Bollinger's 2002 Blanc de Noirs is the top champagne that this famous house produces. It has been made in small quantities since 1969 using low density vineyards which produce a very rich base wine. A very rare and much sought after champagne.
In an unusual move, Bollinger have released their 2000 vintage R.D. in jeroboam size only. With a cépage of 63% Pinot Nor and 37% Chardonnay, this R.D. (or récemment dégorgé), this sat on its lees for almost 12 years before being disgorged on 7/7/2012, as a hommage to James Bond. Rich and yeasty, this should be served at no less than 12 degrees Celcius.