Robert Parker 94+
Produced from the northwest-facing part of this famed Ay vineyard, whose sunnier slopes produce Bollinger’s red Coteaux Champenois, the 2012 Brut Blanc de Noirs La Cote Aux Enfants was disgorged in March 2022 with eight grams per liter dosage. Exhibiting aromas of golden orchard fruit, mirabelle plum, praline and honeyed toast, it’s medium to full-bodied, vinous and chiseled, with a deep core of fruit, terrific tension and a long, penetrating finish. This is a serious, characterful Champagne that debuts in the Bollinger range with a clear identity of its own.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2045