White - Sparkling

2004 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 217

  • eoin harkins wrote: (94 points)

    October 14, 2017 - Loved this tonight just so harmonious and an absolute pleasure to consume baked apple, pear, some white minerals and spice palate has a smooth yet persistent mousse and finish

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • WINE_I_LOVE Likes this wine: (92 points)

    October 1, 2017 - Gaining more complex maturity notes now. Citrus, apricot, prune, nuttiness, yeasty. Easy drinking and quite concentrated.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • TheNeuroticDobermann wrote: (89 points)

    September 16, 2017 - I must say that this bottle left me a little indifferent. Very promising nose of quince, brioche, incense, smoke, slate, and lemon curd. Quite rich, and a slight oxidative whiff, that I do very much enjoy. That being said, the palate is a disappointment: insubstantial (no, not 'elegant'), and short. There is an initial sweetness and density of the fruit and mineral that captivates, but the middle palate and finish, bluntly, fall flat and are decidedly uninspiring. The acidity is perhaps a little too modest to balance out the powerful aromatics, which remain the most attractive point of this wine. As someone who usually quite enjoys the Bollinger style, this is a disappointment, especially at this price point.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • jeffm_fla Likes this wine: (94 points)

    August 23, 2017 - Favorite at vintage Champagne tasting

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • 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.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Allen Meadows
    Jan-15, Issue #57 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/17/2014 (link)

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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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  • By Brad Baker
    May 2013, Issue #16, Champagne Tasting Notes

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    Champagne 2013: The Spring Preview (May 2013) (link)

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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, 3052853079945

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 200 (4%)
  • In Cellars 3,039 (68%)
  • Consumed 1,238 (28%)

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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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