Monday, 2 December 2013
Absolutely Fabulous: Bollinger from The Co-op
Bollinger is one of the great names of Champagne; this Special Cuvee is made from mostly grand cru and premier cru grapes, with a large proportion of reserve wines.
Golden sandy yellow, aromas of orchard fruits, musky leesiness; a fine mousse with assertive, linear acidity, white pear fruit and a persistent, savoury finish.
Complex, precise and elegant, it is a class act.
It should not be overly chilled, so don't be afraid to bring it out of the fridge an hour or so before you drink it.
Its rasp of acidity demands food, so serve with seafood vol-au-vents, goat's cheese salad or Boxing Day cold cuts.
£43.99 from The Co-operative (reduced to £33.99 from 20 November until 31 December 2013 inclusive); provided for review.
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