Bollinger

La Grande Année Brut Champagne Blend

9.4189 ratings
9.459 pro ratings
Aÿ, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Top Notes For
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
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.5

Strange nose and palate. Not enjoyable.

Strange nose and palate. Not enjoyable.

May 18th, 2016
Aimee Duell

Complex autolytics. Bruised and nearly oxidized fruit.

Complex autolytics. Bruised and nearly oxidized fruit.

Apr 16th, 2016