Bollinger La Grande Annee 2012

  • Type: White
  • Producer: Bollinger
  • Varietal: Champagne
  • Country: France
  • Region: Champagne
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: D8685
Special Price $149.95 Regular Price $199.95
In stock
SKU
D8685
Bollinger La Grande Annee 2012 is available to buy in increments of 1

La Grande Année is the embodiment of the carefully preserved traditional expertise of the Bollinger Champagne House. The wine is therefore exclusively vinified in small aged oak barrels. Champagne Bollinger has never abandoned this traditional craft method, which helps develop aromas of great finesse. After a prolonged ageing on its lees, even today every bottle of La Grande Année is riddled and disgorged by hand.

Tasting Notes- The delicate colour and golden hues are a sign of the wine’s maturity and reflective of Bollinger’s wine-making methods. Full and expressive on the nose. You will find Apricot, almond and hazelnut, followed by notes of honey and cereals intertwining in a symphony of aromas. Exceptional texture and structure on the palate. Dense, silky with a long finish. Fresh and full with a delicious refined finish. You can enjoy La Grande Année 2012 now or choose to age it in your cellar.

- Producer Notes

97 pts Wine Spectator

This goes from zero to 60 right out of the gate, with an intense spine of acidity driving tightly meshed flavors of crushed black currant, ground coffee, candied grapefruit peel and toasted almond. The profile expands on the palate, carried by the fine, raw silk–like mousse. Richly aromatic and expressive from start to lasting, spiced finish.

96 pts Wine Enthusiast

Still young for a wine of this caliber, this rich Champagne has an immense future ahead of it. The freshness of the wine will mature into the rich toastiness that is such a hallmark of this brand. Oak fermentation and aging have added to the great promise of this fine wine.

95 pts Wine Advocate

Disgorged in July 2019, Bollinger's 2012 Brut La Grande Année is showing well, offering up an incipiently complex bouquet of crisp yellow orchard fruit, fresh peach, orange oil, toasted walnuts and dried apricot that's still quite reserved with less than a year on cork. Full-bodied, deep and muscular, the 2012 is blockier and broader-shouldered than its 2008 predecessor, with a weightier and even more concentrated palate built around a bright spine of acidity, concluding with a chalky finish that carries appreciably dry extract. This isn't quite as elegant as the exquisite 2008, but it is a superb effort and obviously built to age.

94 pts Vinous

The 2012 Grande Année is vibrant and wonderfully nuanced. Citrus peel, orchard fruit, brioche, dried flowers and chamomile are all finely knit in a Grand Année built on energy and persistence more than size. Readers will find a restrained Grand Année in 2012. There is plenty of the textural richness that is such a signature of the house style, but I am also struck by the wine's freshness. Best of all, the 2012 will drink well right out of the gate. It is quite expressive today, even in the early going.
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