Bollinger, Le Grande Année, 2005

Champagne, Champagne, France

Bollinger, Le Grande Année, 2005

Champagne, Champagne, France

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  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12
£70.00
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£70.00

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Grape Varietes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay Wine Style: Champagne & Sparkling Winemaker: Mathieu Kauffmann Optimum Drinking: 2019-2030 Reviewer Rating: 94 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 102708 Alcohol: 12%
Estate Notes

Bollinger's Grande Année is only released in 'great' years and yields from one harvest.

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 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.

Reviews

“A powerful, structured and graceful 2005, showing deft integration of the rich, chalky underpinning, firm acidity and expansive flavors of crushed black currant, spring blossom, toasted almond, crystallized honey and preserved lemon. Offers a fine, raw silk—like mousse and a long, spiced finish.” Wine Spectator

"Bollinger's 2005 La Grande Année is an attractive Champagne to drink now and over the next handful of years, as it is already quite forward. Burnished, slightly oxidative classic Bollinger notes meld into scents of honey, apricot jam, smoke, sage, mint and wild flowers. Open-knit and expressive, the 2005 has plenty to offer today, while it appears destined for near and medium-term drinking." Antonio Galloni

"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." eRobertParker.com