Bollinger, R.D. Extra Brut Aÿ 1988

Thirty five years on.

Full gold. Time has enriched it. Broad aromas of stroopwafel and smoke, complicated by calvados, dark chocolate and an old-fashioned nuttiness. Delicious poached pear and dried white fruits attack, wide and fleshy. Textured richness with secondary weight and buttery notes, buttressed by the grip, acidity, and energy of the harvest. The finish shows great flair and runs on a toffeed salinity. Now.

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