In 1976, Bollinger Vintage became Grande Année; then, in 1997, “La” Grande Année... A name simple enough to illustrate its exceptional status: because only truly extraordinary years become vintage at Bollinger. La Grande Année made its screen débuts two years later, in James Bond’s Casino Royale.
At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become vintage. 2005 was a temperate and generous year and revealed a Champagne with a great aromatic ripeness.
- FRA - Other French
Disgorged Oct 2014. Very subtle, complete nose. Hedgerows and lift. Substantial wine that is not as tight-knit as some but is certainly attention grabbing. Jancis Robinson, Rating 17/20, 1st April 2015
Winery Tasting Notes
Its delicate colour and golden reflections are a sign of the wine’s maturity and Bollinger’s wine-making methods.
Great complexity; honey, gingerbread and cinnamon aromas; subtle notes of dried fruits (hazelnut) and dried flowers (lime blossom).
A mature, supple and full wine with a long finish. Pastry, candied orange and ripe fruit flavours with subtle notes of woodland and vanilla. A creamy effervescence; the subtle acidity of the finish adds freshness.