On May 5th, Champagne Bollinger showcased the new vintages LGA’05 & LGA Rosé’05. This we will celebrate by Fredagskocken (Although we call him, ‘The Champagne Chef’) Mattias Larsson to compose an exclusive Bollinger meal just for us & our members. Mattias is brother to famed sommelier world champion Andreas Larsson. Mattias composed an exclusive 5-course menu only for us. The menu price included a 6pack with our new champagne glass ‘Richard Juhlin Optimum’. At dinner, we had the opportunity to meet the new winemaker Gilles Descôtes.
THE VINTAGE 2005 ****
‘It was very good weather during the flowering that year, which was then followed by rain and high heat. Just in time for the harvest, the temperature dropped and it was dry and sunny. Particularly the Chardonnay grape excels this year with freshness and a flowery tone. From the start, a really charming vintage that most people love. They are seduced by the sweet and soft richness, whereas I stay more hesitant. It has a bit too much baby fat and sweet coconut notes, which camouflage the terroir and fresh- ness in order for my taste buds to go into a spin. Excessive mess factor! Uncertain of how much to dare to save in your basement of this vintage, but it is worth taking a chance with Bonnaire, Agrapart & Fils, David Leclapart, Louis Roederer, and Jacques Selosse.’