Bollinger

La Grande Année Brut Pinot Noir - Chardonnay Champagne Blend

9.31306 ratings
9.3341 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
Trevor Maskell

Top vintage, top wine. Lovely freshness and acidity. Great weight. The flavours go on forever. Just such a pleasure to drink

Top vintage, top wine. Lovely freshness and acidity. Great weight. The flavours go on forever. Just such a pleasure to drink

Apr 14th, 2020
Shay A
9.5

Wednesday Wine Committee from this past week. A fantastic hosting by @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds, 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind as usual.

Sporting a classic Bollinger style, I have to admit that this has changed/evolved since I first had this vintage a year ago. A good bit of ginger is present in a rich and giving profile, with chalk, limestone, orange blossom and caramel dipped golden delicious apple. What made this different is I got a lot less yeast than expected. Truly delicious champagne now, it’s evolving and will be getting better. I called this NV champagne from a high end producer.

Wednesday Wine Committee from this past week. A fantastic hosting by @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds, 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind as usual.

Sporting a classic Bollinger style, I have to admit that this has changed/evolved since I first had this vintage a year ago. A good bit of ginger is present in a rich and giving profile, with chalk, limestone, orange blossom and caramel dipped golden delicious apple. What made this different is I got a lot less yeast than expected. Truly delicious champagne now, it’s evolving and will be getting better. I called this NV champagne from a high end producer.

Mar 15th, 2020
David Lusby

Pleasant lemon meringue core...supported by toasted brioche, pear and really nice mineral/acidity. A great bottle for 5th anniversary dinner.

Pleasant lemon meringue core...supported by toasted brioche, pear and really nice mineral/acidity. A great bottle for 5th anniversary dinner.

Jan 1st, 2020
Shengli Hu

Jammy apricot, prune, fig, desiccated fruits, French toast, cinnamon, and toffee.

Jammy apricot, prune, fig, desiccated fruits, French toast, cinnamon, and toffee.

Nov 11th, 2019
Chris McClellan

Baked apple and brioche, toast, lemon, fresh with great acidity...nice treat..

Baked apple and brioche, toast, lemon, fresh with great acidity...nice treat..

Nov 10th, 2019
Gregory Fulchiero

Ripe fruit and beautiful development

Ripe fruit and beautiful development

Nov 10th, 2019
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
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

Bollinger finally has its mojo back. Not too oxidative!

Bollinger finally has its mojo back. Not too oxidative!

Oct 3rd, 2019
Matt Nason

Baller.

Baller.

Oct 1st, 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