Bollinger, Grande Annee, 1996

Champagne, Champagne, France

Bollinger, Grande Annee, 1996

Champagne, Champagne, France




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Grape Varietes: Pinot Noir 63%, Chardonnay 37% Wine Style: Champagne & Sparkling Optimum Drinking: 2017-2020 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 102162 Label Quality: Comes with Gift Box.
Estate Notes

Bollinger's Grande Annee is only released in 'great' years and yields from one harvest. This 1996 vintage comes in its very own gift box.

For the Grande Annee, Bollinger selects its best wines from its crus and ferments them individually in oak casks prior to blending. The wine is aged for a minimum of five years in its bottle prior to release.

Established in the early 19th century by Jacques Bollinger and Paul Renaudin, Bollinger remains under the control of the wider Bollinger family and is synonymous with rich, complex, classic Pinot Noir dominated Champagnes with great aging potential. Around 75% of Bollinger’s grapes are harvested from its own vineyards to ensure quality.


"A glorious '96, full-bodied and powerful. Complex nose of grains, ginger and baking bread turn to honey, citrus and nuts on the palate as it unfolds. Very firmly structured and intense, followed by a long nutty aftertaste. A Champagne for food. Superb." Wine Spectator

“…one of Champagne’s historic houses. From top to bottom, there isn’t anything Bollinger isn’t doing well these days."

"Bollinger produces one of the most consistent lineups in Champagne. Bollinger is one of the handful of larger firms that manages to put out consistently high quality wines despite its size. This estate based in Ay is probably best known to the public through its long association with the James Bond films, which is quite possibly one of the most successful product placement campaigns of all time. Despite the show biz glamor that has inextricably become part of the Bollinger mystique, at their best these are serious wines with significant aging potential."