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Bollinger La Grande Année, Brut Champagne 2015 En Primeur - Case of 6



£549.00

75cl ALC 12%

Attractive dried stone fruits on the nose, yellow plum and golden honey, citrus peels, soft red fruits, tropical touches and a host of nut, toast, and cream. This has a clean salt-kissed chalky note which adds to a sense of definition and lift, and the palate shows great concentration, a firm core overlaid with layers of texture… this is less an aperitif and more a Grande Année for the main course. Drink 2028-2038+
£549.00
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Details

Sparkling

60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay

Dry and biscuity

Drink or Keep

2015

Fish, Fish, White

12%

75cl

Press Review

"Bollinger’s 2015 Brut Grand Année is an intriguing wine in that it clearly reflects the decision to pick on the later side in order to avoid vegetal notes derived from the mismatch of alcoholic and phenolic ripeness. “Balance was hard to achieve in 2015”, Chef de Cava Dennis Brunner notes. “At 10% in sugar, the fruit was simply not ripe. We had to wait to reach the optimal window of ripeness.” Brunner also opted to increase the Chardonnay, so the blend is 60% Pinot noir and 40% Chardonnay, as opposed to the more typical 70/30 blend, with more Verzenay than Aÿ in the Pinots. Dried citrus peel, sage, menthol, tangerine peel and spice build with some coaxing. Light tropical overtones develop with aeration. There’s real density and textural richness here. This will be a fascinating vintage to follow. Stylistically, it is the complete opposite from the much more linear 2014 that precedes it. Dosage is 8 grams per liter. Disgorged: May 2023."

Antonio Galloni, 96/100, 2028-2040, Vinous

March 01, 2024

Bollinger

Bollinger’s distinctive dry, biscuity style has long been favoured in England, the most important market for this is relatively small, but well-formed Champagne house. The style owes much to fermentation of the wine in oak barrels which is unusual in the Champagne region. Madame Lily Bollinger famously had an excuse to drink Bollinger in any state on mind. She and her nephew, Christian Bizot, after a good lunch, were also game enough to push start an old Tanners van when Richard Tanner was doing his first foray around the French vineyards in 1957!
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