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    1 204
  • Producer ranking ?

    67
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Sashimi and sushi

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The Story

The latest gift from Madame Bollinger, La Grande Année Rosé has been the expression of unique know-how from its origin. It is an extension of La Grande Année, through the addition of a very emblematic red wine coming from a unique plot of land in the Champagne region: The mythical “La Côte aux Enfants,” a vineyard of less than 1.5 acres, specifically dedicated to the making of La Grande Année Rosé. This wine is not produced every year, as perfect maturity is required at the date of harvest. Thus, La Grande Année Rosé remains an exception; it is a beautifully structured and full-bodied wine, with a deep color and intense aroma.

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Wine Information

2004 Blend /68% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay
89% Grands crus, 11% Premiers Crus
5% red Côte aux Enfants wine
At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become vintage: vintage 2004 gives us beautifully wine-like champagne, with pleasant hints of a great Pinot Noir

Maturation
Cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the Appellation

"La Grande Année Rosé 2004 enhances and complements perfectly the subtlest gourmet experiences. This powerful and complex champagne is perfect for a romantic dinner, adding a touch of infinite seduction.
To fully appreciate its unique style, bouquet and aromas, La Grande Année Rosé 2004 is best served between 10 and 12°c.
You can enjoy La Grande Année Rosé 2004 right away, or choose to age it in your cellar… for more than 10 years."
Mathieu Kauffmann, Cellar Master

Madame Bollinger agreed to a Bollinger rosé under one condition, it had to be extraordinary, and that is how La Grande Année Rosé was born: The unique blend between a great vintage champagne and a red wine from a unique plot, the legendary Côte aux Enfants. To produce a red wine of such high quality in the champagne region is a challenge: a rare treat, a true Bollinger.
 

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Vintage 2004

A great example of how large yields do not necessarily mean poor quality in Champagne. As a reaction to the previous year's low yields, the vines produced one of the largest crops on record. The growing season proceeded without major difficulties but the bumper crop called for bud thinning. August brought about cooler weather and some rains, increasing the risk of rot. The massive crop, averaging 13,990 kg/ha, was picked from September 18th onwards. The quality was a pleasant surprise; vibrant wines with appropriate intensity, refined charm and refreshing lightness. This vintage impresses me more and more, and I feel tempted to give it the full five stars. It comes with a rare balance of freshness, lightness, yet fine aromatic intensity. Post-release, this vintage has proven to be slow to age, and elegant wines are likely to keep on ageing gracefully. Dom Pérignon and Louis Roederer Cristal both excelled.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

25 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Clear

ending

Long

flavors

Toasty

nose

Open

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Low alcohol content, Balanced, Developing, Fresh and Fruity

Verdict

Excellent

Written Notes

Far from the afterthought one might have feared after the line-up above, this had a gorgeous, complex nose of red berries, brioche, orange, a little smoke and anise. It has lively, vibrant but not distracting effervescence, which serves to delineate the otherwise drier, yeast-filled notes of this Champagne. Red berries assert themselves past the mid palate, and this has a softness, matched with hints of ginger and floral accents, with a nice lift towards the lovely multi-faceted finish. 96 Points+
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Bollinger Grand Année Rosé 2004 Very fruity nose with lots of red apples, citrus, blood orange, lemon, red berries, spices and curry. Hints of stone fruits as well as autolytic notes. Full and round with a touch obvious dosage up front with red apples, peaches and red berries. Tightens up on the finish with a very lively refreshing acidity and note of red currant, nuts and mineral. 2014-2020 92p.
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Information

Origin

Ay, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  La Grande Année rosé 2004  ( Bollinger )

"DP rosé 2002 will be great in 5-years. Henriot rosé get it drink it!!!!!"

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