Introducing the exquisite 2013 Bollinger B13 Champagne Blend, a true masterpiece from the renowned Bollinger estate in the Champagne region of France. This stunning white wine is crafted from a blend of carefully selected grapes, predominantly Pinot Noir, resulting in a wine of exceptional quality and character.
The Bollinger B13 displays a mesmerizing golden hue that glimmers in the glass, captivating the eye with its radiant beauty. With an alcohol content of 12.5%, this Champagne boasts a perfect balance between freshness and depth, making it a delight to savor.
On the nose, the B13 entices with vibrant red-fruit aromas, a testament to the influence of the Pinot Noir grape. As one delves deeper into the bouquet, discreet lees creaminess emerges, adding a touch of elegance to the overall experience. Despite its eight years of age, this Champagne remains remarkably lively and full of life.
Upon the first sip, the B13 reveals its true nature—a champagne of extraordinary power and finesse. The palate is greeted with a bone-dry sensation, accompanied by a powerful, chalky finish that leaves a lasting impression. This wine is a true embodiment of the terroir, showcasing the raw limestone power of the grand-cru villages where the grapes are grown.
Notable wine critics have showered the Bollinger B13 with praise and accolades. James Suckling awarded it an impressive score of 95, describing it as vibrant and powerful, yet not austere. Wine & Spirits and Wine Spectator both awarded it a score of 93, praising its structure, clean finish, and invigorating aromas and flavors. Decanter also granted it a score of 93, highlighting its fresh and minty bouquet, elegant pastry notes, and high acidity.
With only 350 cases imported, the 2013 Bollinger B13 Champagne Blend is a true gem that deserves a place in any wine collector's cellar. Whether enjoyed now or aged for further maturation, this remarkable wine promises an unforgettable experience with every sip. Cheers to the artistry of Bollinger and the timeless elegance of Champagne!