• RP: 96

    Robert Parker Score

    96

    Close
+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Bollinger la Grande Annee 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Its delicate blush and old gold colours are a sign of maturity and of Bollinger’s winemaking skills. Its Aromas are a testimony to the barrels it aged in: toasted bread and brandied fruit. Notes of exotic spices, rhubarb and stone fruit. Palate is powerful yet soft with remarkable structure and length. - Winemakers notes

Bollinger:
The Bollinger vineyard covers 164 hectares, most of which are classified Grand or Premier cru. Pinot Noir predominates, a demanding grape variety with an intense character which forms the backbone of the Bollinger style. Continuity of style is ensured by an exceptional collection of over 600,000 reserve magnums, making Bollinger the only champagne House with such a wide and precise palette of... Read more
The Bollinger vineyard covers 164 hectares, most of which are classified Grand or Premier cru. Pinot Noir predominates, a demanding grape variety with an intense character which forms the backbone of the Bollinger style. Continuity of style is ensured by an exceptional collection of over 600,000 reserve magnums, making Bollinger the only champagne House with such a wide and precise palette of aromas for their blends.   As a guarantee of supreme quality, the best crus are vinified in wood thanks to a stock of 3,000 small, aged casks. The House lets its wines mature for twice as long as the appellation requirement. This is not out of vanity, but because a great wine needs the luxury of time to develop its full character. Read less

External Reviews for Bollinger la Grande Annee

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

A gorgeously complex pure and refined nose of delicate red berry fruit yeast and brioche aromas introduce delicious fresh and strikingly intense flavors that are supported by an extravagant mousse that imparts a real sense of vibrancy to the dry yeasty and again impressively complex finish. This is a really impressive rosi that is drinking well now though depending on your taste preferences could also just as easily be held for another 5 to 10 years. Burghound.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/21/2014

A gorgeously complex pure and refined nose of delicate red berry fruit yeast and brioche aromas introduce delicious fresh and strikingly intense flavors that are supported by an extravagant mousse that imparts a real sense of vibrancy to the dry yeasty and again impressively complex finish. This is a really impressive rosé that is drinking well now though depending on your taste preferences could also just as easily be held for another 5 to 10 years. Burghound.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Firm with well-cut acidity and a fine texture this is aromatic delivering a skein of ground spice and graphite notes that mesh seamlessly with the flavors of black currant black cherry toasted almond financier honey and smoky mineral. Offers a long mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2024.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The 2004 Bollinger Grande Ann


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
01/16/2015

A great Vintage Champagne from the esteemed house of Bollinger, long a favorite of the Royal Family of England. This 2004 reach a pinnacle with 95+ scores including 96 from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and 95 from Antonio Galloni who said "Bollinger's 2004 Brut La Grand Année is a beautiful wine with a lot of vintage character, but the style is a bit less oxidative than Bollinger fans are likely to expect. Pears, hazelnuts, spices and crushed rocks all flow through to the tense, vibrant finish. It will be interesting to see if the 2004 puts on weight in the bottle, as so many wines from this vintage have. Today, it is bright, linear and quite pretty. Green apples, pears and flowers all add lift on the close." Extremely Limited!!!


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

No much on the nose yet. Savoury nose. Really quite introvert crystalline with masses of acidity. Very youthful indeed. 17+/20 Jancis Robinson.



All Prices

Shipping to:

Its delicate blush and old gold colours are a sign of maturity and of Bollinger’s winemaking skills. Its Aromas are a testimony to the barrels it aged in: toasted bread and brandied fruit. Notes of exotic spices, rhubarb and stone fruit. Palate is powerful yet soft with remarkable structure and length. - Winemakers notes

Best Wine Deals

  • $34.99
    17% off
    Château de Pressac St-Emilion Grand Cru Vin Rouge Vin Tranquille France Bordeaux Jean-François et Dominique Quenin Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
    Château de Pressac St-Emilion Grand Cru Vin Rouge Vin Tranquille France Bordeaux Jean-François et Dominique Quenin Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2005
  • $31.99
    20% off
    Château Carbonnieux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc
    Château Carbonnieux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2011
See More Deals






Snooth Media Network