Bollinger La Grande Annee Brut Champagne 2012

VINTAGE: 2012
WINERY:Bollinger
COUNTRY: France
REGION:Champagne
BODY:Light medium
RATING:

JD

96

JR

17.5

WE

96

WS

97

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A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

"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. *Highly Recommended*" Wine Spectator, 97 points

"While the 2012 La Grande Année doesn't match the magical 2008, it's not far off and has a similar purity and elegance. Beautiful notes of white flowers, white grapefruit, salty minerality, sliced apple, and hazelnut nuances all emerge on the nose, and this beauty hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, plenty of mid-palate concentration, bright yet integrated acidity, and a beautiful finish. This gains depth and richness with time in the glass but really needs 2-4 years of bottle age and should easily evolve for 20+ years in cold cellars." Jeb Dunnuck, 96 points


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 Tim Atkin
 James Halliday
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 Jeb Dunnuck



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