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BOLLINGER 'La Côte aux Enfants' Champagne 2012 (750mL with gift box)
BOLLINGER 'La Côte aux Enfants' Champagne 2012 (750mL with gift box)
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BOLLINGER 'La Côte aux Enfants' Champagne 2012 (750mL with gift box)

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"One hundred percent Pinot Noir, it is rich with incense, bread dough, fully ripe red fruits, and kirsch. The palate is broad and mouth-filling with consistency from the aromatics and has a long, floral finish with blackcurrant, lavender, toast, and a driving mineral texture. Though it is ripe and full, it maintains freshness and energy without feeling bruised and has refreshing salinity. It leaves a wonderful first impression."
96+ points - Jeb Dunnuck


"Readers will know of Bolligner's Côte Aux Enfants for the still red wine produced on its south-facing slope. They're less likely to be aware that this Aÿ monopole—acquired between 1926 and 1934 by Jacques Bollinger and defined by its high elevation, unusually shallow soils and high percentages of active calcium—also has a northwest-facing side, a side that has historically been vinified as a Blanc de Noirs and included in Grande Année or Spécial Cuvée, depending on the vintage. Given its soils and exposition, it's no surprise that this site would produce tensile, chiseled wines, and that's the case even in the generally rather rich, fleshy 2012 vintage. This new addition to Bollinger's range sits somewhere between their rather demonstrative Brut PN series and their strikingly vinous, dramatic Vieilles Vignes Française. With this first release, it immediately exhibits a distinctive personality that clearly merits being bottled and released as a lieu-dit cuvée."
96+ points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate