1992 Bollinger Vielles Vignes Francaises Blancs De Noir 75cl / 12%
A bottle of 1992 Bollinger Vielles Vignes Françaises Blanc de Noirs, produced from three tiny ungrafted nineteenth century vineyards in the Grand Cru villages of Ay and Bouzy (totalling 0.5 hectares or 1.5 acres) which somehow survived the phylloxera epidemic.
Champagne writer Richard Juhlin scored it 97/100 after tasting it in 2004 in his book 4000 Champagnes and described it as follows:
'Unparalleled, superior wine for this vintage. Dazzlingly apple-flavored, youthful bouquet with a palate that can be likened to a shock wave of great and obvious authority. So rich and concentrated.... I wish all wine-lovers could taste this heroic beverage once in their life.'
Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note general wear.
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