2012 La Grande Année, Champagne Bollinger

Critic score
95/100
Pricing
Magnum
15 available
£198.86
Case, 3 Magnums
5 available
£596.58

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Champagne, France
  • Maturity
    No Drink Dates Available
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Sparkling
  • Unit Volume
    Magnum (150cl.)
2012 La Grande Année, Champagne Bollinger

TASTING NOTES

I love the magical moment when I get the chance, as the first journalist, to lighten the cork of the latest vintage of Bollinger La Grande Année…….The wine is made from 21 villages with Aÿ and Verzenay in the driver's seat backed by elegance from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry. The wine is characterized by vitality and energy more than depth at present. The color has a brilliant golden glow and the mousse is almost panting in its resilient youthfulness. The scent is beautifully house typical, dominated by apricot, almond, hazelnut and a smoky sophisticated intensity as from a newly lit outdoor fire. The attack is stunningly intense and the weight in the oral cavity leaves nothing left to wish for. Resilient energy and fullness are combined with greatness. Anyone who has patience will be rewarded with truffled flavor layers, chocolate saturated complexity and added exoticism of honeysuckle in the wine's bouquet.

Richard Juhlin, The Champagne Club
95/100