(WS=93) Exudes honey, with richness and a supple texture. Peach, biscuit and dried orange peel notes add complexity, and the wine glides to a long, lingering aftertaste of honey and brioche. Drink now through 2012. (JS=92) Looking the part with a keenly struck trade-off between freshness and complexity, there's plenty of pinot-derived red fruit on the nose, as well as biscuity, mellow, sweet spices and fragrance. The palate takes a similar path, with some grilled cashews and citrus, too. Nicely crafted texture, with cherry and peach fruits. Drink now. (RP=91) Light yellowish color. Lively mousse. Softer, less dramatic nose features notes of yeast, crushed egg shells, and lemon. A big, earthy, chewy, ripe, slightly sweet Champagne in the mouth, with excellent acidity. There??s a lot of flavor here with strong palate presence. We really enjoy the crushed almond character and liveliness. The finish is long. Despite a disappointing vote count, don??t count Bollinger out! (AG=91) (60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier; roughly 9 g/l dosage; L1403805): Bright orange-pink. Fresh red berries and tangerine on the spice- and smoke-accented nose and in the mouth. Sappy and expansive, offering juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of toasty lees. Tightens up on the long, mineral-driven finish, which leaves a chalky mineral nuance behind.