LICENSED TO THRILL! IT'S BOLLY DARLING
Founded in the 1829 in Ay, the larger than life, family-managed Bollinger champagne house has long been a favourite of high flyers and licensed-to-kill double-o agents. Not styled to lurk in the shadows, the non-vintage is fittingly robust and opulent, expanding joyously onto the palate in a wave of appley authority, while the vintage and prestige expressions are held in high regard.
During her reign at the company (1941-1971), the expansive Lilly Bollinger put it thus: ‘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.’
A golden colour, distinctive of black grape varieties; very fine bubbles. A beautiful aromatic complexity; ripe fruit and spicy aromas; hints of roasted apples, apple compote and peaches. A subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity; bubbles like velvet; pear, brioche and spicy aromas, notes of fresh walnut.