1996 Bollinger Grande Année Champagne

Few bubbles. Gold, in color. Ripe fruit, apple, pear, citrus, tangerine, brioche, creamy, mineral. Amazing wine, rich and elegant.

Consume: now-2035
Purchased: $240

Score: 94 points

Founded in 1829 in the village of Aÿ. The house owns 439 acres which 85% are Premier & Grand Cru level. Pinot Noir occupies 60% of the vines as its the major factor in the house style.

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