White - Sparkling

2004 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année

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  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 212

  • BSA Likes this wine: (94 points)

    August 11, 2017 - Phenomenal nose. The balance between the fruit and the developed notes is really special. Honeyed nose - kinda botrysis expression - resonating in the red and yellow apples. There is yeast and nuts on the front of the nose, white flowers and ripe lemons deeper in. The palate is not that flashy and impressive but really fine as well. Definitely at its best pnp straight from the cellar. Almost still wine in the glass 10 mins after pouring. Acidity is quite fresh however. Wish I knew where this is going. I have 4 bottles left so guess I have the means to find out. Great experience. 93-94p. Added: left 1/5 of bottle over night. Still good on day 2 but definitely better on first night.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • peternelson wrote: (92 points)

    July 30, 2017 - I really love this wine, especially at the price, but it got a little lost among the Salon, Comtes, and RD. Nice power, cleaner than the RD, and not as long (it's the same wine, except left on the lees for a bunch of years, and the RD was '02 tonight). At Okumura sushi.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • theguy Likes this wine: (93 points)

    July 17, 2017 - Celebrate the birth of my first grandchild to Megan and Tucker.
    Very fresh. Almost sweet to the taste from the brightness of the fruit. Nice mild yeast nose and taste. Not what I expected from a 13 year old bottle.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • jaggeral1 wrote: (91 points)

    June 19, 2017 - This bottle showed well and in condition. Colour not too advanced and a broad wise nose. Oxidative style as usual but not overdone and a nice freshness to it.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • rocknroller wrote: (93 points)

    June 15, 2017 - Light medium gold color. Drank several glasses over 3 hours. Brought this to Spoon & Stable to celebrate my youngest son's Bday. Worked nicely across a wide range of dishes. Lemon, dried apricot, apple blossom and abundant minerality on the nose. The palate is closer to full body than medium citrus, lemon, green apple skin, green apples, hints of lime, plenty of fine chalk mineral, pretty, yeast with minimal toast. Very good now. But I am of the mind this is still pretty tightly wound, and I am in the court of time will still be of benefit.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2014, Issue #51, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report: Augmented This Year By a Week on The Ground in Champagne

    (Bollinger “Grande Année” Brut Millésime (Aÿ)) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2013, IWC Issue #171 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2013, Issue #47, The Issue 47 Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report Addendum

    (Bollinger Grande Année Brut (Aÿ)) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/30/2013 (link)

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    May 2013, Issue #16, Champagne Tasting Notes

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/23/2012 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/22/2015 (link) 92 points

    (Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année) Light lemon yellow color with steady, tiny bubbles; aromatic, almond cream, marzipan, blond fig nose; tasty, nutmeg, marzipan, tart pear, mineral, apple palate with good balancing acidity; medium-plus finish (60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay; disgorged Sept 2014)

  • 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 012086607912, 086891075587, 3052853079839, 3052853079853, 3052853079891

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 209 (5%)
  • In Cellars 2,973 (68%)
  • Consumed 1,200 (27%)

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Community Recommendations

Aperitif, basil mozzarella tomatoes skewers, Cheeses (Reblochon, Comte or Parmesan), Fish (grilled/braised), Lamb, Lobster, Pan-fried foie gras, Shellfish, Spanish ham

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