During the last auction @ Bukowskis in Sweden 1990 Bollinger ‘Vieilles Vignes Françaises’ was offered. Read Richard Juhlins review & tasting note. [read the full champagne story]
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Few, if any, champagnes are as mythical and legendary as Bollinger ‘Vieilles Vignes Françaises’. Unfortunately, we are only a few who have ever had an opportunity to get acquainted with this unique beauty. Since from the first vintage 1969 only between 2,000-3,000 bottles were made and since the wine lice attacked the vineyard in Bouzy in 2005, now only about 1,500 bottles are made a year, very few have tasted enough vintages in different phases to have a really good picture of what this heroic wine stands for. Even less do we know how it develops over time.
I also groped a bit in the dark before my trip to Copenhagen as I usually have tasted each vintage on a few occasions a very long time ago.
The Copenhagen Tasting’20 – Bollinger ‘Vieilles Vignes Françaises’ 2010-1969