Today was the fourth anniversary of my partner moving in with me. This is know as the ‘flower’ or ‘fruit’ anniversary. We did fruit in the form of a bottle of fizz.
Grande Année 1997, Bollinger
A surprisingly mature and slightly oxidised nose. Some fruit and quite a lot of cold cocoa character. The palate was very forward and not as complex as the last bottle of this I had. Not so much Grand Année as Super Année-uated. This is not a patch on the ’96, but when it is being drank for such a happy event I cannot really complain.