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  • Country ranking ?

    3 761
  • Producer ranking ?

    65
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

The Story

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. More than the illustration of the vintage, La Grande Année is the result of the Bollinger style, of its exceptional terroir and traditional wine making techniques. La Grande Année possesses a beautiful rounded structure and combines rich, complex and intense aromas. These wines express sincere vinosity and intense aromas that depict the conditions of that particular vintage.

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Vintage 2004

Blend 66% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay
At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become vintage.
2004 was quite a delicate year in Champagne, with a relatively dry winter and spring but a cold, wet end to the summer. The grapes were picked during a fine Indian summer which meant they were in an excellent state of health. All the conditions were favourable to give their grapes the special qualities necessary for the very best vintages.

"La Grande Année 2004 is a must-have for gourmet restaurants and good hotels alike: it is the perfect champagne to serve with a fine meal. To fully appreciate its unique style, bouquet and aromas, La Grande Année 2004 is best served between 10 and 12°c.
You can enjoy La Grande Année 2004 right away, or choose to age it in your cellar… for more than 10 years."

Mathieu Kauffmann, Cellar Master

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

14 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Light and Straw

nose

Simple and Volatile

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Multi-dimensional, Perfectly balanced, Well-Integrated, Youthful and Light

Verdict

Well made

Written Notes

Richer and greater than I had expected. The oak maybe a little too obvious, but in the process of integration. Nice fresh fruitiness, delicious unobtrusive vanilla tones and a crisp minerality that in the current situation overshadows the mushroom tones.
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Bollinger Grand Année 2004 Muted though powerful nose with green apples, apple blossom, white flowers, lemon and a touch of oxidation with toasted nuts. Young and closed though very serious. Full bodied, round and rich with apples, hazelnuts and citrus. Fine structure, superb mid-palate grip and long finish that sings with minerals and green apples notes. Needs time. 2016-2032 93p
  • 93p

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Origin

Ay, Champagne

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 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  La Grande Année 2004  ( Bollinger )

"Richer and greater than I had expected. The oak maybe a little too obvious, but in the process of integration. Nice fresh fruitiness, delicious unobtrusive vanilla tones and a crisp minerality that in the current situation overshadows the mushroom tones."

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 Totte Steneby, Sommelier (Sweden)  tasted  La Grande Année 2004  ( Bollinger )

"Bollinger Grand Année 2004

Muted though powerful nose with green apples, apple blossom, white flowers, lemon and a touch of oxidation with toasted nuts. Young and closed though very serious.

Full bodied, round and rich with apples, hazelnuts and citrus. Fine structure, superb mid-palate grip and long finish that sings with minerals and green apples notes. Needs time.
2016-2032
93p"

4y 2m ago

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