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2012 Bollinger ‘La Grande Année’

Original price was: $280.00.Current price is: $260.00.
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  • Producer
    Bollinger
  • Vintage
    2012
  • Region
    Champagne
  • Sub Region
    Aÿ
  • Size
    Bottle
SKU: BOLGA12EC1

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

95+ Points Robert Parker 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. Drink 2024-2050.

2012 Bollinger ‘La Grande Année’