2004 - 91 Points - The Wine Advocate
Very pale pink. Very Pinot indeed - almost strawberry flavoured. Quite soft. I'd love to know the dosage. It is certainly very wine-y, with lovely bead and an appetising dry finish. Less assertive at this point than earlier vintages of their rosé, though this may come. Great peacock's tail on the finish.
The House of Bollinger was created in 1829 in Aÿ through the exciting partnership of two eminent men, Admiral Athanase-Louis-Emmanuel, the Count of Villermont, who owned vines on the Montagne de Reims, and Jacques-Joseph-Placide Bollinger, his son-in-law. It has since become one of the most respected and consistent of champagne houses, producing full bodied champagnes with great longevity and grace.
The house still uses ancestral techniques such as hand riddling and employs a resident cooper. As such, Bollinger was first Champagne House to receive the Patrimoine Vivant (‘Living Heritage’) seal of quality which rewards exceptional craftsmanship.