Brilliant salmon-pink in the glass with aromas of warm spice, chocolate, mocha and roasted coffee notes, followed by the fragrance of dried flowers and peony and fruit compote. This wine is full of power, honeyed richness and structure. Great length on the palate and a wonderfully fresh finish with notes of blood orange and mandarin peel.
Decanter 94 - The excellent 2006 vintage encouraged Bollinger to create a vintage rosé to reflect the quality of the grapes, especially the Pinot Noir. The fruit comes from 84% grand cru vineyards and 16% premiers cru vineyards. The wine was barrel fermented before spending over 10 years maturing in the bottle. It has a delicious Pinot character, with mulchy red fruits, accompanied by a soft Chardonnay note of delicate bruised apple and some woody breadth. It has a delicious streak of raspberry acidity, and comes across as a finessed and structured champagne that is only at the start of its life. Drink from 2017-2032.