2007 bollinger, vieilles vignes francaises
Why We're Buying
Vieilles Vignes Françaises is Bollinger's unmatched super-luxurious cuvée. It comes from an ultra-limited selection of grapes and yields ultra-rich flavors. According to Wine-Searcher, it's the second most expensive pinot noir-dominant Champagne behind Krug Clos d'Ambonnay Blanc de Noirs Brut.
Burnished and open-knit, the 2007 Vieilles Vignes Françaises gives the impression it will mature at a faster pace than is the norm here. Orange confit, mint, apricot jam, hazelnut and coffee are all finely-knit in the glass. I would prefer to drink it over the next decade, although it will almost certainly hang on for longer than that. Quite simply, the 2007 Vieilles Vignes Françaises is endowed with extraordinary precision and class, especially within the context of the year. Drink through 2029.