Bollinger La Grande Année 2014

Super scoring Vintage Champage 97 points Wine Spectator - La Grande Année 2014 is the perfect champagne for gourmet food.
Country, Region: France, Champagne
Grape: Pinot Noir/ Chardonnay
Vintage: 2014
ABV: 12%
Food friend: Gourmet food
£144.75 Single bottle
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To the eye: The delicate colour and golden hues are a sign of the wine's maturity and reflective of Bollinger's wine-making methods. To the nose: Full and expressive. Apricot, almond and hazelnut, followed by notes of honey and cereals intertwining in a symphony of aromas. On the palate: Exceptional texture and structure. Dense, silky with a long finish. Fresh and full with a delicious refined finish.

La Grande Année is the embodiment of the carefully preserved traditional expertise of the Bollinger Champagne House. The wine is therefore exclusively vinified in small aged oak barrels. Champagne Bollinger has never abandoned this traditional craft method, which helps develop aromas of great finesse. After a prolonged ageing on its lees, even today every bottle of La Grande Année is riddled and disgorged by hand.

21 crus: Mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry for the Chardonnay. Exclusive use of the cuvée. Fermented entirely in aged oak barrels. At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become a vintage: the exceptional 2012 vintage led to Bollinger creating expressive wines that were simultaneously full, fresh and complex.

Maturation: Sealed with a natural cork and cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation. Dosage: Moderate, 8 grams per litre. The final blend is made up of 61% Pinot Noir and 39% Chardonnay

La Grande Année 2014 is the perfect champagne for gourmet food. To fully appreciate its unique style and aromas, La Grande Année 2014 is best served between 8 and 10°C. You can enjoy La Grande Année 2012 now or choose to age it in your cellar

96 Points - Richard Juhlin. "Overall, this is an extremely beautiful and complex Bollinger on the finer and more elegant half of the whole. I love how you find new little details in a harmonious simplicity with each new sip. Fascinating and beautiful already, and without a doubt one of the vintage's rare hits." 98 points - Vinous "La Grande Année is stunning. In fact, it is one of the best recent editions I can remember tasting"

97 points - Tyson Stelzer. "A truly great Bollinger by every measure, blessed with incredible longevity, and grand testimony to the wizardry of this house to draw out all the glories of endurance and elegance from a less than simple season."

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