White - Sparkling

1999 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 240

  • Elvis1969 Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 31, 2022 - This is excellent right now. Must be one of the best 1999's made in Champagne.

  • salua wrote: 96 points

    July 8, 2022 - Sadly, the last bottle of a very impressive wine. Lovely golden hue, toasty brioche nose with hints of lime. full bodied, creamy mouthfeel on the front that follows thru to a long, lovely fully mature wine. Given 99 was not a top year, this is a very impressive wine. Drink now

  • N.Bonaparte wrote: 93 points

    June 23, 2022 - 20 min in the glass and this was singing. Exceptional balance and finish. This is in its prime and will drink well for a decade plus.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • KeithAkers wrote: 93 points

    November 5, 2021 - Nebbiolo and White Truffles (Matt's, Portland OR): This was just wonderful right away. It showed off excellent depth and balance with a richer and elegant take to the tones of baked apples, brioche, bosc pears, quince, smoke, stone fruits, custard, biscuits, warm pastry tones, and yellow flowers. The Medium bodied feel is beautifully balanced and polished with crisp, high acidity. This is in a perfect place right now. It is right at that intersection of primary and tertiary/maturing flavors in a great way while showing off well-integrated acidity.

  • salua wrote: 96 points

    October 29, 2021 - Little to add from previous note. Holding very well. If I had more I would wait and see how this goes, but its just too damn good to hold. Impressive wine. If you can find it...buy it...

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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    October 2009, Issue #36 (link)

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    Sep/Oct 2009, Issue #23, The Champagne and Sparkling Wine Addendum- Another Round of Fashionably Late-Arriving Bubbles

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2009, Issue #21, Recently Tasted Champagne and Sparkling Wine

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    January 2009, Issue #1, Tasting Notes of Champagne and Sparkling Wines

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    March 2008 (link)

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    November/December 2007, IWC Issue #135 (link)

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    4th Quarter, 2007, Issue #28 (link)

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    March 2007 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/28/2009 (link) 92 points

    (Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année) Light yellow color; yeasty, white chocolate, lemon nose; tasty, creamy, tart lemon, white chocolate, toast and mineral palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/4/2008 (link) 94 points

    (Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année) Light yellow color; lovely pear, baked apple and cinnamon nose; great, focused, rich and youthful tart peach and mineral palate with good aciidty; medium-plus finish 94+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/18/2008 (link) 92 points

    (Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année) Light yellow color; lovely, focused, tart peach nose; brioche, mineral and tart peach palate; medium finish

Sommelier Journal

  • By Catherine Fallis, MS, CWP
    July 2008 (link)

    (Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année) Another Pinot Noir-dominated blend that is fermented initially in neutral barrels and aged for six years on the lees, reflecting the full-throttle house style. Medium yellow, featuring aromas of yeast, lime, mineral, and slate. For a big wine, it is silky on the palate, with leesy, coffee-bean, osso buco, lemon, mint, and nougat flavors. The bead is fine and persistent. The Shifting Landscape of Champagne

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • 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, 3052853077842, 3052853077859

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 9 (0%)
  • In Cellars 823 (39%)
  • Consumed 1,299 (61%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Appetizer, Duck Liver terrine, etc), Fish, Home w/ brunch (truffled eggs, Lobster, Poultry, Shellfish, Veal

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