White - Sparkling

1988 Bollinger Champagne Vieilles Vignes Françaises

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • tinybubbles Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 23, 2020 - Complex and layered, required an hour to fully open.

  • aquacongas Likes this wine: 99 points

    October 14, 2018 - The best 88 Champagnes from 1988 Part 3/3 Prestige Cuvees from Magnum (L'assiette champenois): Regular bottle, not blind

    For me WOTN. Very controverse wine at the table. It was the wine from nose and palate with the most character. For many maybe too much and for some people oxidized. Bitter chocolate, cigarbox, tobacco leaves, cognac, licorice. In the mouth more elegant and fresher than the nose would expect. It reminds me when you close your eyes to a red Bordeaux. Fantastic. 99

  • MauriceE wrote: 97 points

    December 12, 2012 - Excellent, powerful wine. Completely ripe, but keeps on evolving in the glass. Very concentrated and long. Hints of sweetness, dried berries, apple syrup. Excellent acidity and balance. Give it time to open up and don't drink too cold. Then very impressive. 19+

  • Wim de Leeuw wrote: 89 points

    March 23, 2012 - Kleur: Diep en donker goudgeel met een fragiele mousse Aroma / bouquet: Complex en rijp. Tonen van sherry, stokbrood, gebrande nootjes, paddestoelen, vleugje madeira en een hint van maggi. Smaak / Afdronk: Voor een 24!-jarige champagne nog opvallend vitaal, ook in de mond prachtige rijpe tonen. Iets meer dan bovengemiddelde afdronk. Algemeen / potentieel: Bijzonder om deze grootheid in het glas te hebben. 50 + Kleur: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 10 + Smaak / Afdronk: 16 + Algemeen / potentieel: 8 = 89/100

  • Blair Curtis wrote: 91 points

    March 12, 2009 - Shared this with David and Donna as a form of thanks for them putting on a dinner for me. We all enjoyed this wine quite a lot. Strong citrus element. Aged aromas of mushroom. Some brioche and yeasty aroma/flavour as well. We all expected this to be a powerful and special wine that would do better with food. With a scallop dish, this proved true. No reason to hold.

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    July 2009, Issue #3, Legendary Cuvées of Champagne : Krug's Clos du Mesnil and Bollinger's Vieilles Vignes Françaises

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1988
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Bollinger
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Vieilles Vignes Françaises
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  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
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  • Appellation Champagne

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (4%)
  • In Cellars 17 (65%)
  • Consumed 8 (31%)

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