White - Sparkling

2004 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année

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Community Tasting Notes 82

  • rocknroller wrote: (94 points)

    December 18, 2014 - Bollinger Tasting (Sunfish Cellars, St. Paul, MN): Light-medium gold color. 3oz pour. 66%PN, 34%C. Great nose, fine bead, wonderfully toasted - much more so than the '02 RD - with lemon, pear, liqueured fruit, mineral, bold. The palate also has excellent depth, great toast, yeast, liqueured fruit, a subtle nuttiness, very good minerality. I love the energy and the length overall. Sleek and gorgeous, this will benefit from a few more years in the cellar.

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  • Sundbyberg wrote: (93 points)

    November 15, 2014 - Nuts and nougat and by now well integrated. A rather complex champagne, and not for the beginner, I do not think.
    My fifth time drinking this vintage and I always found it very good, however this is not quite top notch.

  • Argrath wrote: (93 points)

    November 1, 2014 - Full, Deep, toasty nose. Ripe apple, bread, almost perfume-like. Hints of flowers.
    Quite develped palate. Fullish with pure acid grip. Marzipan, ripe apple and hints of flowers. Very tasty and inviting.

  • dzop wrote:

    October 31, 2014 - This stood out from the other champagnes - very fresh but also seems pinoty, with lime and white cherry fruit and an herbal note that reminds me of underripe pinot. Super high acid, super concentrated. Extracted and tongue-smacking. Long. Not super enjoyable right now.

  • djarcara Likes this wine: (93 points)

    October 30, 2014 - Full bodied. Rich butterscotch, apple, pear flavors. Dry finish. Drinking nicely now, but has many more years ahead.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/15/2013 (link) 93 points

    (Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année) Light medium yellow color with several columns of very tiny bubbles; appealing, toasted almond, hazelnut, tart pear nose; rich, creamy textured, poised, tart apple, almond, roasted almond, baked apple, mineral, oxidized apple palate; medium-plus finish (66% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay; 88% grand cru fruit, 12% premier cru; 8 grams dosage)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Bollinger
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation La Grande Année
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Codes 086891075587, 3052853079839

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 412 (18%)
  • In Cellars 1606 (71%)
  • Consumed 229 (10%)

Food Pairing

Aperitiff, jamon iberico, jamon serrano, shellfish, spanish ham

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  28 votes