‘Bollinger’s Vieilles Vignes Françaises remains one of the original cult Champagnes,’ according to John Kapon, chairman of New York-based wine auction specialist and retailer Acker.
‘Blanc de noirs are rare in general,’ he explains, ‘and this is without question the best of them all. The microscopic production has Champagne collectors fighting over bottles when they appear.’
Scroll down for tasting notes of 7 vintages of Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Françaises, including one that scores 100 points
The secret to this rarity – and desirability – lies in the unique way the wine is produced.