Bollinger La Grande Année 2004

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Bollinger La Grande Année 2004
$149.95

SKU 1140

750ml

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Its delicate blush and old gold colours are a sign of maturity and of Bollinger's winemaking skills. Its aromas are a testimony to the barrels it aged in: toasted bread and brandied fruit. Notes of exotic spices, rhubarb and stone fruit. Powerful yet soft bubbles. Remarkable structure and length.
Category Sparkling Wine
Varietals
Region France, Champagne
Brand Bollinger
Alcohol/vol 12%
  • we96

Wine EnthusiastA blend of 66% Pinot Noir and 34% Chardonnay, this is opulent and full bodied, with toast and wood flavors. Rich and ripe, this beautiful wine is generous and still young, with just a touch of bitterness at the end

Roger Voss, May 1, 2013
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Wine SpectatorFirm, with well-cut acidity and a fine texture, this is aromatic, delivering a skein of ground spice and graphite notes that mesh seamlessly with the flavors of black currant, black cherry, toasted almond, financier, honey and smoky mineral. Offers a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2024. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 3,000 cases imported.

Alison Napjus, July 31, 2013
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Vinous(disgorged January, 2013): Light, bright gold. Powerful orchard and pit fruit aromas are complemented by smoky lees, iodine, chamomile and buttered toast. At once fleshy and energetic, offering deeply pitched poached pear, peach pit and brioche flavors and a suave floral element. Finishes smoky and very long, with mounting spiciness and lingering floral and vanilla notes.

Josh Raynolds, November 2013
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Wine AdvocateThe 2004 Grande Année Brut was disgorged in November 2013 and offers a clear, very refined, and complex though still closed bouquet with fruity aromas of fresh and stewed apples, yellow grapefruit, kaki, walnuts, tobacco, herbal tea, nougat and spicy flavors; everything is discreet here, subtle, perfectly melted together and smoky, very smoky. On the palate, this Pinot Noir/Chardonnay blend wine is highly complex and elegant, firmly structured and quite long. This is an excellent Champagne.

Stephan Reinhardt, October 2015