Bollinger

La Grande Année Brut Champagne Blend

9.4192 ratings
9.463 pro ratings
Aÿ, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
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Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Popped this in anticipation of an Australian victory over England in the Rugby World Cup quarter final when we trailed 17-16 in the 2nd half. However we ended up getting trounced 40-16. This Champers was mid Lemon Gold with an ultra fine bead. Funky lemon mineral notes with apple pie pastry. Even at 17 years good tension with possibly another 10 years of cellaring. Although pretty irresistible right now. As Churchill said You deserve Champagne in victory and you need it in defeat!

Popped this in anticipation of an Australian victory over England in the Rugby World Cup quarter final when we trailed 17-16 in the 2nd half. However we ended up getting trounced 40-16. This Champers was mid Lemon Gold with an ultra fine bead. Funky lemon mineral notes with apple pie pastry. Even at 17 years good tension with possibly another 10 years of cellaring. Although pretty irresistible right now. As Churchill said You deserve Champagne in victory and you need it in defeat!

Oct 19th, 2019
Mike Saviage

From magnum. Needed a decent starter for arrivals and this served that purpose and then some. Nice straw and light gold color. Strong steady stream of bubbles. Notes of green apples, brioche, river stone and saline. Decent finish. (Bday dinner 1/13)

From magnum. Needed a decent starter for arrivals and this served that purpose and then some. Nice straw and light gold color. Strong steady stream of bubbles. Notes of green apples, brioche, river stone and saline. Decent finish. (Bday dinner 1/13)

Aug 3rd, 2019
Bob McDonald

Delectable this is not the Rose. It is the Brut. Mid lemon in colour. Bakery yeasty aromas with Lemon citrus. A super fine continuous bead. Amazing that the blend is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay - the flavour profile being more like a Blanc de Blancs. With time a note of grilled pineapple. Great flavour intensity and energy with still good cellaring potential from the excellent 2002 vintage.

Delectable this is not the Rose. It is the Brut. Mid lemon in colour. Bakery yeasty aromas with Lemon citrus. A super fine continuous bead. Amazing that the blend is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay - the flavour profile being more like a Blanc de Blancs. With time a note of grilled pineapple. Great flavour intensity and energy with still good cellaring potential from the excellent 2002 vintage.

Nov 18th, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.3

Lovely, balanced

Lovely, balanced

Nov 3rd, 2017
Rebecca Fletcher

2002 vintage. Just awesome!!! Buttered honeyed warm bread on the nose. Creamy and elegant on the palate. It's heaven in a glass!

2002 vintage. Just awesome!!! Buttered honeyed warm bread on the nose. Creamy and elegant on the palate. It's heaven in a glass!

Aug 10th, 2017
Mike Saviage

Light straw yellow color. Nice constant small bubbles. Stony lemon zest nose. Young and vibrant in the mouth. Still a baby.

Light straw yellow color. Nice constant small bubbles. Stony lemon zest nose. Young and vibrant in the mouth. Still a baby.

May 22nd, 2017
Darren Guillaume

What a fantastic bookend to a wonderful evening. Certified bubble slut. A great repeat.

What a fantastic bookend to a wonderful evening. Certified bubble slut. A great repeat.

Nov 20th, 2016
Darren Guillaume

Fantastic, I last enjoyed this 2 months ago.

Fantastic, I last enjoyed this 2 months ago.

Nov 20th, 2016
Sabrina Schatz

Always a favorite

Always a favorite

Sep 25th, 2016
Holly Anderson

A night that starts here can never be anything but perfect.

A night that starts here can never be anything but perfect.

Jun 7th, 2016