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1990 Bollinger ‘La Grande Année’

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Champagne Bollinger, founded in 1829, is one of Champagne’s few remaining family-owned Grande Marque houses. Located in Ay, in the heart of the Côte des Noirs, it is renowned for the high percentage of Pinot Noir it uses and for the extra aging on the lees that its Champagnes receive.

Tasting Notes

94 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Served at lunch, this ’90 Bolly is showing beautifully at present. A delightful, crisp nose of brioche, apple-blossom, a hint of nougat, praline and cashew nuts all with wonderful definition and vibrancy. The palate is showing very good fruit concentration, very smooth and slightly honeyed in texture, it almost had me guessing that it was another VVF having just tasted the ’92. Great mineralite towards the finish, elegant and beautifully poised with that praline notes coming back on the aftertaste. All you could wish for in a ’90 champagne.

95 Points Wine Spectator
A sense of opulence marks this highly concentrated, creamy-textured 1990 Champagne, with its ripe, generous fruit flavors complementing the toasty, honeyed nuances acquired from aging on the lees. Lingering finish.

1990 Bollinger ‘La Grande Année’