Bollinger is one of the all-time great names in Champagne. Over the years it has developed a distinctive, full-bodied style and stuck to it with great success. The NV is one of the best around, very consistent and with fantastic depth. The Grand Année even more so – always powerful and capable of long ageing. The top wines like the RD (meaning recently disgorged) are absolutely stunning – basically Grand Année that has been aged many years on its lees to add extra complexity before being disgorged. And if you’re still not satisfied, there’s always the rarely-seen Vieilles Vignes Françaises – made from a tiny vineyard of ancient, ungrafted, pre-phylloxera vines.