In Sweden, no Champagne is as well known as the “Gula Änkan,” the Yellow Widow. The house was founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot.
On May 5th, Champagne Bollinger showcased the new vintages LGA’05 & LGA Rosé’05. This we will celebrate by Fredagskocken (Although we call him, ‘The Champagne Chef’) Mattias Larsson to compose an exclusive Bollinger meal just for us & our members. Mattias is brother to famed sommelier world champion Andreas Larsson. Mattias composed an exclusive 5-course menu only for us. The menu price included a 6pack with our new champagne glass ‘Richard Juhlin Optimum’. At dinner, we had the opportunity to meet the new winemaker Gilles Descôtes.
We have for a long time tried to get hold of the Comtes de Champage with age. Which has been a dilemma when the company historically had to improve the finances of the company as they sold a lot of Taittingers grapes to others. Whereupon also sold out almost everything they had in the cellars. Since 2002, however, Taittinger started to build a new reference oenothèque of Comtes de Champagne. Here we have a situation similar with Cristal. Buy everything you come across, and early. If you do not plan to pay quite a lot for your mature Comtes de Champagne, of course.