It is pale yellow in colour with shades of straw and on the nose has initial aromas of acacia honey and fresh almonds giving away to notes of dried apricots and toasted brioche. On the palate the wine is full, round and complete with balancing acidity, and a long, silky elegant finish.
This is an outstanding Grand Cru Rose - some of the larger Champagne houses could learn a thing or two from the team at Pierre Paillard! This is a 70:30 blend of Chardonnay & Pinot Noir, with 3 and a half years ageing on lees. The result is an exquisite Rose champagne with a salmon pink colour, raspberry and redcurrants on the nose and strawberries on the palate, with underlying minerality and freshness from the Chardonnay. This wine was awarded a trophy at the 2011 International Wine Challagne for the best Rose Champagne in the entire competition, an outstanding achievement.
Superb, quality champagne from a very small, family producer situated in Bouzy. The 60:40 blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay adds elegance and finesse to the Champagne and a minimum of 3 years on lees adds complexity. This is a modern style of Grand Cru with light body, citrus fruit on the nose and apple and pear fruit on the palate. Won a Silver Medal at the 2011 International Wine Challenge.
I can sum up this wine in three words……rich, complex, elegant. Made from a 50:50 blend of first press Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Grand Cru plots, the 2002 vintage spent 8 long years on lees before release. In spite of the ageing, the wine is extremely fresh and youthful but still retains the complexity and finesse that you would expect. Aromas of brioche, figs and honey are present on the nose and carry through to the long, complex finish. Awarded a Silver Medal at the 2011 International Wine Challange.
Intense gold with persistent fine mousse. The nose opens with floral rose notes and warms to toasted brioche. The mouth is full and fresh with spicy floral notes (wallflower or nasturtium), underpinned with candied yellow fruit. The finish is long and dry. This is a classy mid-term vintage from Pol Roger that will continue to improve for at least 5 years in bottle and in magnum for 10-12 years. Typically this has the power to match fine dining and would work well with lobster or other crustaceans as well as rich or pungent or spicy dishes
Pale gold in colour with a fine mousse the wine is aromatic on the nose. On the palate it is well balanced and shows great finesse and complexity. It is the Pinot Noir that gives the wine richness and a long finish while the Chardonnay from the finest soils of the Côte des Blancs adds delicacy liveliness and freshness. Pinot Meunier mainly from the Marne Valley gives the wine an appealing fruitiness and roundness. Ideal as an aperitif Brut Majeur is also the perfect wine to serve throughout a meal. It will pair perfectly with seafood or grilled fish as well as soft cheeses such as Coulommiers Chaource and Brieterrines and fruit-based desserts.
Pale gold in colour with a fine mousse, the wine is aromatic on the nose. On the palate, it is well balanced and shows great finesse and complexity. It is the Pinot Noir that gives the wine richness and a long finish while the Chardonnay, from the finest soils of the Cote des Blancs, adds delicacy, liveliness and freshness. Pinot Meunier, mainly from the Marne Valley, gives the wine an appealing fruitiness and roundness.
A delicate cherry colour with a hint of copper. The mousse is fine and persistent. On the nose, there are aromas of red fruits (strawberries, raspberries, morello cherries) together with nuances of spice. On the palate, this wine is powerful, vinous and is well balanced with a rich and fresh long lasting finish.
Golden in colour with fine bubbles. Rich scents of biscuit, brioche, honey, yellow plum, grapefruit and butter. Citrus, plum and grapefruit flavours on the palate with zesty lemon peel, notes of honey and yeast, all underpinned with mouthwatering acidity. Elegant, fruity and rich, with a very long length
Special Cuvee is made from a majority of reserve wines fermented either in mature oak casks or small stainless steel tanks depending on the characteristics and fundamental potential of the base wines. A significant part of the reserve wines have been fermented in mature oak barrels before being transferred into magnums, which are then stored under cork in Bollinger’s cellars for as long as 12 to 15 years, with a minimum of 5. Blended some years later with the other base wines, coming from the two latest harvests in proportions which can change from one year to another, they impart the final blend with an inimitable and unrivalled consistency and majesty.
Crystalline golden-yellow color that produces a fine foam and a continuous thread of delicate bubbles. Nose Dominated by citrus, which blends with the aromatic hints of fresh almonds and dried fruit. Palate It also had green apple notes, as well as hints of citrus, floral notes and some minerality.
Golden highlights, combined with very fine bubbles that carry an abundant, persistent foam. This exceptionally fine cuvée exudes aromas of pear and nuts (almonds, fresh hazelnuts) marrying with hints of white flowers and faint toasty notes A strong, assertive opening that leads into a well-rounded wine - powerful yet restrained; the sign of long aging in traditional cellars.