Bollinger Grande Annee Brut Champagne 1999

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La Grande Année is the Prestige Cuvée of Champagne Bollinger. It is only produced when exceptional quality harv...

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mmmm, well integrated at almost 8 years old with huge biscuity and oaky flavours, but not overwhelming and a lot of nuance. I drank this on 01/01/2... Read more

Very appealing for its potpourri of spices. Clove, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice pick up cherry and orange peel notes as this unfolds on the palate... Read more

Bollinger Brut Grande Annee grapes come exclusively from Grands and Premiers Crus. 17 villages have entered in the 1999 blend, 82% from Grands Crus... Read more

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Snooth User: Ryan
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4.50 5
01/02/2008

mmmm, well integrated at almost 8 years old with huge biscuity and oaky flavours, but not overwhelming and a lot of nuance. I drank this on 01/01/2008 and I'm still tasting it the day after.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/22/2009

Very appealing for its potpourri of spices. Clove, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice pick up cherry and orange peel notes as this unfolds on the palate. Dry, intense and well-balanced, with a long finish. Ideal for food. Drink now through 2020. 250 cases... Wine Spectator. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1999 Bollinger Grande Annee Rose 750ml


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02/13/2009

Bollinger Brut Grande Annee grapes come exclusively from Grands and Premiers Crus. 17 villages have entered in the 1999 blend, 82% from Grands Crus and 18% from Premiers Crus. The blend of La Grande Annee 1999 is composed of 63% Pinot Noir and 37%


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/19/2013

Bright, copper-pink with a strong bead. Deep, musky aromas of blood orange, pear, white flowers and minerals. Fresh and focused on entry, quickly becoming more muscular and displaying chewy red berry and cherry flavors in the middle palate, with an exotic anise quality. The red fruits carry through the gently chewy finish, which is given energy by a jolt of tangy minerals.


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01/30/2009

Champagne is the definition of luxury. Which makes it the perfect gift for any occasion, specially when making a toast or an impression. And, when it comes in a beautiful grape-leaf box, it's a combination that can't be beaten. 1999


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01/30/2009

1999 Bollinger, 'Brut Grande Annee: The grapes come exclusively from Grands and Premiers Crus. 17 villages have entered in the 1999 blend, 82% from Grands Crus and 18% from Premiers Crus. The blend of La Grande AnnÏ¿½e 1999 is


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06/28/2007

One of the finest vintage Champagnes now available. A rich, big-flavored, extremely dry style. This wine will continue to gain complexity.


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03/01/2009

A pair of Reidel Champagne Flutes with a bottle of Bollinger La Grande Annee 1999 Champagne. Veuve Clicquot La grande dame is the definition of luxury praised for its 'well-orchestrated, precise, and full-bodied taste'. This gift set


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Winemaker's Notes:

La Grande Année is the Prestige Cuvée of Champagne Bollinger. It is only produced when exceptional quality harvests occur, and is the expression of Bollinger’s know-how. More than the illustration of the vintage particularity, La Grande Année is the result of the Bollinger style, of its exceptional “terroir” and traditional wine making techniques. La Grande Année develops a beautiful rounded structure and combines rich, complex and intense aromas, the expression of which changes according to the characteristics of the vintage. An exclusive blend of Grands Crus and Premiers Crus The grapes come exclusively from Grands and Premiers Crus. 17 villages have entered in the 1999 blend, 82% from Grands Crus and 18% from Premiers Crus. The blend of La Grande Année 1999 is composed of: o - 63% Pinot Noir o - 37% Chardonnay Winemaking process * ● La Grande Année is exclusively produced with the wines from the “cuvée” juice (the first 2,050 litres out of 2,550 extracted from a “marc”: 4,000 kg of grapes). * ● The first fermentation of La Grande Année is always 100% carried out in oak barrels, which has become quite unique in Champagne. * ● The Crus are fermented in small oak barrels (205, 225 and 410 litres), which enables a rigorous selection. * Bollinger only uses old barrels (5 years and more), in order to generate neither an oaky taste nor tannins. This method reinforces the aromatic complexity and the ageing potential of the wines. ● Once the wine bottled, the carbonic fermentation and cellar ageing are conducted under natural cork. * This enables a better protection against oxidization compared with a metal crown cap. This method, nowadays very seldom used in Champagne, is a guarantee of freshness. It allows for the aromas to preserve all their bouquet. ● La Grande Année ages in the cellars for at least 6 years and more. * ● After manual disgorgement, La Grande Année benefits from a low dosage (7 to 9 G/L) and then rests for a minimum of 3 months prior to shipment. This is the necessary time for the wine to digest completely the “liqueur d’expédition” (dosage) and to recover for a perfect balance.

La Grande Année is the Prestige Cuvée of Champagne Bollinger. It is only produced when exceptional quality harvests occur, and is the expression of Bollinger’s know-how. More than the illustration of the vintage particularity, La Grande Année is the result of the Bollinger style, of its exceptional “terroir” and traditional wine making techniques. La Grande Année develops a beautiful rounded structure and combines rich, complex and intense aromas, the expression of which changes according to the characteristics of the vintage. An exclusive blend of Grands Crus and Premiers Crus The grapes come exclusively from Grands and Premiers Crus. 17 villages have entered in the 1999 blend, 82% from Grands Crus and 18% from Premiers Crus. The blend of La Grande Année 1999 is composed of: o - 63% Pinot Noir o - 37% Chardonnay Winemaking process * ● La Grande Année is exclusively produced with the wines from the “cuvée” juice (the first 2,050 litres out of 2,550 extracted from a “marc”: 4,000 kg of grapes). * ● The first fermentation of La Grande Année is always 100% carried out in oak barrels, which has become quite unique in Champagne. * ● The Crus are fermented in small oak barrels (205, 225 and 410 litres), which enables a rigorous selection. * Bollinger only uses old barrels (5 years and more), in order to generate neither an oaky taste nor tannins. This method reinforces the aromatic complexity and the ageing potential of the wines. ● Once the wine bottled, the carbonic fermentation and cellar ageing are conducted under natural cork. * This enables a better protection against oxidization compared with a metal crown cap. This method, nowadays very seldom used in Champagne, is a guarantee of freshness. It allows for the aromas to preserve all their bouquet. ● La Grande Année ages in the cellars for at least 6 years and more. * ● After manual disgorgement, La Grande Année benefits from a low dosage (7 to 9 G/L) and then rests for a minimum of 3 months prior to shipment. This is the necessary time for the wine to digest completely the “liqueur d’expédition” (dosage) and to recover for a perfect balance.

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