The champagne house of Bollinger was founded in 1829, originally called Renaudin Bollinger. The founders were Hennequin de Villermont (whose family had been making wine in the region since the 18th century), Paul Levieux Renaudin and Jacques Bollinger, and immigrant from Germany. Baollinger gained a royal warrant from Queen Victoria in 1884. And the family were continually looking to expand, buying vineyards and other champagne houses. When Jacques Bollinger died in 1948 his widow Lily took the reins. She became one of the region's most celebrated figures and is remembered for her quote about the wine of Champagne: "I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it—unless I’m thirsty." Bollinger still employs wooden barrels for the fermentation of its wines.
Case of 6 Bottles
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duty paid price: £650.58
"Nose is rich and nutty-spicy, dense and showing some Golden Delicious fruit. There are touches of smoke and a fruit much redder through which comes an aroma like salted pink grapefruit (I am not in the habit of salting grapefruit of any colour, i must add). It's a wonderfully rich wine on entry and there's a very Bollinger-esque oxidative complexity to this highly nutty wine. It becomes very mineral with its rapier of lemon acidity, which is wholly covered by the fruit concentration. There's wonderful fresh drive at the back to an incisive, saline finish." Bowes Wine original note
"I can’t recommend the 2014 highly enough. It’s a total knock-out. 98/100." Antonio Galloni
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