Bollinger

La Grande Année Brut Champagne Blend

9.326 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Aÿ, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, France
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Roy Goble

And so it begins...

And so it begins...

Nov 26th, 2020
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2012 ‘La Grand Annee’ is a seriously good wine that has massive cellaring potential. Marzipan with hints of nutmeg and brioche offer their place on the bouquet. The silky mousse really entices as layers of kumquat zest and Challah bread collide with minerals, smoke and lovely green apple tones on the palate. The length and elegance of this wine is really great, as is the lovely sense of texture. Long and generous, this has the richness and laser-like minerality to cellar well for decades to come. Drink 2020-2035- 94

The 2012 ‘La Grand Annee’ is a seriously good wine that has massive cellaring potential. Marzipan with hints of nutmeg and brioche offer their place on the bouquet. The silky mousse really entices as layers of kumquat zest and Challah bread collide with minerals, smoke and lovely green apple tones on the palate. The length and elegance of this wine is really great, as is the lovely sense of texture. Long and generous, this has the richness and laser-like minerality to cellar well for decades to come. Drink 2020-2035- 94

Aug 1st, 2020
Michel

Toasty lemon & café au lait with long finish, lovely aromas, just gorgeous

Toasty lemon & café au lait with long finish, lovely aromas, just gorgeous

Dec 22nd, 2014
David Nicewicz

First time dining out in 13 months...some fresh Bollinger on a warm spring night was the right call. This one needs more time but seems like excellent potential that left me wanting another bottle of the same...

First time dining out in 13 months...some fresh Bollinger on a warm spring night was the right call. This one needs more time but seems like excellent potential that left me wanting another bottle of the same...

Apr 10th, 2021
M. Christopher Roebuck

Stellar. Golden apple, cinnamon dusted, toasted pie shell. One of the best vintage champagnes I've ever had I believe.

95+ points

Stellar. Golden apple, cinnamon dusted, toasted pie shell. One of the best vintage champagnes I've ever had I believe.

95+ points

Mar 23rd, 2021
Per Moritz

Toast, brioche, vanilla but also yellow pears.

Toast, brioche, vanilla but also yellow pears.

Feb 12th, 2021
Arden Barnett

Brioche, crisp apples, nutty. Hard to follow up the spectacular 08 release but I’d say they did a great job. More open than the 08 right now, perky acidic finish reminds me of the 167 Krug.

Brioche, crisp apples, nutty. Hard to follow up the spectacular 08 release but I’d say they did a great job. More open than the 08 right now, perky acidic finish reminds me of the 167 Krug.

Dec 12th, 2020
Kyle B
9.6

Exceptional. Brioche dough on the nose, crisp apple flavor. The only bad part is that we’ll have to buy more.

Exceptional. Brioche dough on the nose, crisp apple flavor. The only bad part is that we’ll have to buy more.

Oct 10th, 2020
Christian Fischer

Who would have thought the 2012s would come out as nice as they are. Vibrant and nutty aromas. Will age nicely.

Who would have thought the 2012s would come out as nice as they are. Vibrant and nutty aromas. Will age nicely.

Oct 3rd, 2020
Vincent

Peches, abricots, brioche, notes de chene, très belle longueur en bouche.

Peches, abricots, brioche, notes de chene, très belle longueur en bouche.

Jul 25th, 2020