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Bollinger Champagne La Grande Annee 2005

Bollinger Champagne La Grande Annee 2005

Sku: 045397

The Bollinger Grande Année remains, however, a blended wine from crus and grape varieties. In this sense it too carries the expression of the House style. However, in this case, the style is also dependent on the characteristics of the given vintage. It is the best wine Bollinger can produce in an individual year by exposing its particular character.

 Wine Spectator 94 points (Aug 26 2015)
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. Disgorged February 2015. Drink now through 2030.-A.N.
 Vinous 90 points (Jul 2015)
Bollinger’s 2005 La Grande Annee 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. Although a solid wine, the 2005 is a far cry from some of the other stronger recent editions.

Technical notes
The blend of Grande Année 1996 The grape supply comes only from grands crus and premiers crus vineyards of Champagne. 16 crus were used in the assemblage of the Grande Année 1996, 75 % from grands crus and 25 % from premiers crus. These were mainly from the villages of A˙, Bouzy, Louvois, Verzenay, Mareuil-sur-A˙, Mesnil s/Oger, Oger, Cuis, Cramant and Chouilly. The blend of Grande Année 1996 is made of 70 % pinot noir 30 % chardonnay

Food pairing
Foie gras, fresh or pan-fried Grilled fish, with or without sauce, lobster Roast lamb or veal Parmesan or Comte

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Country: France
Region: Champagne
Grape Varietal: Champagne Blend
Type: Sparkling

Reg. $124.99

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