Richly-flavoured Champagne rose that continues Bollinger's tradition for powerful, savoury wines. There's a terrific breadth of flavour that comes from oak fermentation and extensive ageing on the lees. You'll find cherry fruits, sweet bakery spices and toasted brioche. Definitely a Champagne to serve with food and it'll carry reasonably well-flavoured foods.
, Jan 2070, 93
Very light rosé hue. A cool, pure and airy nose speaks of elegant raspberry, strawberry, orange peel and plenty of yeast character. The nicely punchy and moderately foamy medium weight flavors are utterly delicious where the yeast character flashed by the nose is even more prominent, all wrapped in a beautifully complex and sneaky long finish. This is a knockout for the "basic cuvée" and highly recommended plus it could be held for a few years if desired.
, Dec 2014, 89
Fresh citrus,berries and minerals.Clean and soft finish.
, Jul 2008,
A real treat. Red cherries and raspberries mingle on the deep, inviting nose. The palate displays vibrancy and further red fruit notes but with a dark twist. Highly polished Champagne, and with admirable complexity for a rosé. Drink 2008-12.
Stephen Tanzer's IWC
, Jan 2013, 90
(60% pinot noir, 25% chardonnay and 15% pinot meunier; L1316802): Vivid pink. High-pitched red berry and blood orange scents are complicated by a floral pastille element and a hint of smoky lees. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering vibrant citrus fruit and raspberry flavors and a touch of toastiness. Shows serious power on the finish, which echoes the red fruit and toast notes. This Champagne has the depth to handle rich foods and the energy and cut to provide pleasure on its own.
, Jul 2019, 17
Pale-medium salmon with some onion-skin tones. Subtle vinosity, dark-chocolate touches and coffee lees. Savoury and feels complete – made as a rosé, not an afterthought. Delicate mousse, wild strawberry and orange-citrus, oxidative apple, nutty-chocolate lees. Lovely length. Superior to the Special Cuvée. (TJ)
, Nov 2011, 89
The NV Brut Rose comes across as delicate and even a touch frail. Sweet berries, crushed flowers and spices waft from the glass in this feminine Champagne. The NV Brut Rose is best enjoyed as aperitif wine over the next few years. This is Lot L109004. Disgorged December 13, 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2013.
Bollinger is of course one of the great names in Champagne. The Special Cuvee is typically one of my favorite wines in its price range, but it is the 2004 Rose La Grande Annee that steals the show this year. Bollinger is unique among Champagne houses in that the reserve wines are all bottled in magnum and with natural cork, a huge, labor-intensive effort.
, Nov 2013, 93
This refined rosé shows verve, offering finely meshed flavors of dried black cherry and pomegranate fruit, with notes of almond skin, gingerbread, honey and candied orange zest. A vein of smoky minerality gains momentum on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2020. 2,000 cases imported. –AN
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