(From 2000 Vintage) Meat, citrus, bread and toasted peanuts on the nose. Rich and decadent style with creamy oak. Full, creamy and soft, this is a rich Champagne, very much a food wine. It has great ripe swathes of peach and pineapple flavors, rounded by toast.
(From 2004 Vintage) La Grande Année is the Prestige Cuvée of Champagne Bollinger. It is only produced when exceptional quality harvests occur, and is the expression of Bollinger's experience and expertise. La Grande Année possesses a beautiful rounded structure and combines rich, complex and intense aromas. To the eye, its delicate blush and old gold colors are a sign of maturity and Bollnger's winemaking skills. To the nose, its aromas are a testimony to the barrels its aged in; toasted bread and brandied fruit with notes of exotic spices, rhubarb and stone fruit. To the palate, experience powerful, yet soft bubbles, remarkable structure and length.
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Wine Spectator(From 1982 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/15/88