2002 Bollinger - La Grande Annee 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay exclusively from the grands and premiers crus vineyards in the classic Champagne region of France. The 2002 vintage is a blend of 16 villages, 75% of which are grand cru and 25% from premier cru. Bollinger use only the 'cuvée’ juice in the making of La Grande Année and the first fermentation is always carried out 100% in old oak barrels. The wine is aged on its lees for a minimum of five years. After manual riddling and disgorging, the wine rests for a minimum of three months prior to shipment. RS 7.1 g/l. 33 stores.Real class here. Layers of flavour and extreme intensity and dry finish. Grown up. Very clean and still youthful.

Drink Dates: 2010-2018
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: Anonymous Author
Tasted On: 05/22/2011
Drink Dates: 2011-2020

Rating: 92
Author: Mark Fox
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 01/27/2016

Rating: 90
Author: Wang Chong
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 02/12/2012
a toast feel quite well balanced with the champagne sweet and bubble. brought more fun for taste!

Rating: 90
Author: will1408
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 01/01/2012
Drink Dates: 2011-2015
nice crisp, fresh, citrus/tropical

Average rating: 94, based on 5 reviews

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257 bottles owned by 45 collectors.

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About This Producer

Bollinger is considered one the top Champagne houses. Originally founded in 1829 by Jacques Bollinger and Paul Renaudin, it has been the purveyor to the British Court since 1884, as well as several other European kingdoms. Bollinger has a classic, full-bodied style that reflects its Pinot-dominated cuv�es. This house is known for its muscular champagnes and R.D. cuv�es, which are kept for approximately ten years on their yeast lees.

See other similar producers: Billecart-Salmon, Salon

Wine Varietal: Champagne Blend

Three major varieties are used in a Champagne Blend: Chardonnay, which provides a smooth, creamy texture and Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, which provide depth and backbone. Most Champagne is non-vintage (NV), produced with grapes from several different vintages. Vintage Champagnes are made in exceptional years and must contain 80% grapes from that year. Champagne, France is the only region permitted to put "Champagne" on the label.

Blanc de Blancs: Meaning "white of white," blanc de blancs Champagne is 100% Chardonnay.

Blanc de Noirs: Meaning "white of red," is 100% Pinot Noir or a Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier blend.

Rose Champagne: A small amount of still red wine is added during the blending process, creating a rose hue.

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