Grande Annee 1985 Bollinger
€ 410,19 (in Vat)
This pristine bottle of Bollinger's 1985 La Grande Année was showing brilliantly, wafting from the glass with a complex bouquet of smoky yellow orchard fruit, walnuts, fino sherry and mocha. On the palate, it's full-bodied, broad and powerful, with a more than vestigial pinpoint mousse, ripe acids and a deep but open-knit core, underpinned by racy acids and concluding with a long, gently oxidative finish. This is a classic Bollinger that's in its prime from well-stored bottles.
Winespectator / James Suckling (96)
A monument to Champagne. Has superb structure. A full-bodied, massive, rich, fruity wine, with intense aromas of yeast and dough, a solid backbone and a super-long finish.