97 Points - 'Top Ten Wine of 2020' Wine Spectator
'This goes from zero to 60 right out of the gate, with an intense spine of acidity driving tightly meshed flavors of crushed black currant, ground coffee, candied grapefruit peel and toasted almond. The profile expands on the palate, carried by the fine, raw silk-like mousse. Richly aromatic and expressive from start to lasting, spiced finish.' Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator
Richard Juhlin 95/100
'I love the magical moment when I get the chance, as the first journalist, to lighten the cork of the latest vintage of Bollinger La Grande Année. The wine is made from 21 villages with Aÿ and Verzenay in the driver's seat backed by elegance from Le Mesnil sur Oger and Oiry. The wine is characterized by vitality and energy more than depth at present. The color has a brilliant golden glow and the mousse is almost panting in its resilient youthfulness. The scent is beautifully house typical, dominated by apricot, almond, hazelnut and a smoky sophisticated intensity as from a newly lit outdoor fire. The attack is stunningly intense and the weight in the oral cavity leaves nothing left to wish for. Resilient energy and fullness are combined with greatness. Anyone who has patience will be rewarded with truffled flavor layers, chocolate saturated complexity and added exoticism of honeysuckle in the wine's bouquet.'
La Grande Année is the embodiment of the carefully preserved traditional expertise of the Bollinger Champagne House. The wine is exclusively vinified in small aged oak barrels. Bollinger has never abandoned this traditional craft method, which helps develop aromas of great finesse. After a prolonged ageing on its lees, every bottle of La Grande Année is riddled and disgorged by hand.
|Drink From||2021||Drink To||2040|
|Special occasion, Fine Wine, Wine for the Cellar|
Original Price £249.00
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