Vinepair included Champagne Ayala Le Blanc de Blancs 2015, Champagne Bollinger La Grande Année 2012 and Champagne Bollinger R.D. 2007 in a story highlighting the best champagnes to purchase right now across various price points.
Champagne Ayala Le Blanc de Blanc 2015 “has an inviting, cheesy aroma, with an ideal balance on the palate. Its acidity is just right, with residual sugars calmed down by effervescent bubbles. For a vintage Champagne, its price is right, and its quaffable characteristics make it worth the spend.”
Champagne Bollinger La Grande Année 2012 “leans toward savory flavors rather than fruity ones — giving off intriguing notes of dill, lemon, and capers. It’s creamy on the palate, rounded on the edges, and is still evolving in the bottle. You could lay this down to age for a few more years, but it’s drinking beautifully now — especially alongside salty snacks.” Additionally, Bollinger R.D. 2007 “smells brilliant on the nose, with aromas of creamy sherry and French vanilla bursting from the glass. Almost 15 years of aging has imparted a decadence and depth to this wine, bringing in a sweet nuttiness that invites you back for another sip. This bottle would make for a most exceptional gift or one to save for extra special occasions.”
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