Bollinger, Vieilles Vignes Francaises, 2005

Champagne, Champagne, France

Bollinger, Vieilles Vignes Francaises, 2005

Champagne, Champagne, France





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Grape Varietes: Pinot Noir 100% Wine Style: Champagne & Sparkling Winemaker: Mathieu Kauffmann Optimum Drinking: 2017-2030 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 102711
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Bollinger's Vieilles Vignes Francaises 2005 is Bollinger’s super-luxury cuvée, crafted from ungrafted old vines from just under 0.5 hectares of prime vineyards. An exceptionally fine and rare Champagne.

Established in the early 19th century by Jacques Bollinger and Paul Renaudin, Bollinger remains under the control of the wider family and is synonymous with rich, complex, classic Pinot Noir dominated Champagnes with great aging potential. Around 75% of Bollinger’s grapes are harvested from its own vineyards to ensure quality.


"A powerful, structured and graceful 2005, showing deft integration of the rich, chalky underpinning, firm acidity and expansive flavors of crushed black currant, spring blossom, toasted almond, crystallized honey and preserved lemon. Offers a fine, raw silk—like mousse and a long, spiced finish. Disgorged February 2015." Wine Spectator

“…one of Champagne’s historic houses. From top to bottom, there isn’t anything Bollinger isn’t doing well these days." Robert Parker

Deep gold in colour with a powerful and concentrated nose of spices candied fruits and cognac. The palate shows a continuation of the olfactory flavours, with a long and vibrant finish. Unmatched depth, power and concentration.