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Champagne Bollinger La Grande Année 2014 & La Grande Année Rosé Debut to Critical Acclaim!

March 10, 2022

Its an exciting launch week for Champagne Bollinger, releasing both the La Grande Année and La Grande Année Rose 2014 vintage. Both Antonio Galloni of Vinous Media, and William Kelley of The Wine Advocate wrote glowing reviews.

William Kelley offers some insight into the harvest decisions going into this years cuvee, and noted that the Champagne house used an unusually high percentage of Chardonnay than in years past. He describes these two wines as “Very elegant, precise, giving Champagnes, with all the mid-palate intensity one expects from Bollinger but defined more by purity than by power.” Read the full story HERE

Antonio Galloni gives the 2014 La Grande Annee 98 points, noting “The 2014 La Grande Année is stunning. In fact, it is one of the best recent editions I can remember tasting.”

“The 2014 is a blend taken from 19 villages, 61% Pinot Noir and 39% Chardonnay instead of the more typical 70/30 mix. For the second time in two decades (the first was 2007), Verzenay takes the lead in the Pinots over Aÿ, more or less an inverse from the norm. Verzenay, a north-facing village in the Montagne de Reims that saw less rain than Aÿ and most of the Vallée de la Marne, yields Pinots of energy more than volume. That, married with Chardonnays mostly from the Côtes des Blancs (predominantly Chouilly, Vertus, Oiry and Cramant), results in a truly magical Grande Année that will delight Champagne fans for several decades. I can’t recommend the 2014 highly enough. It’s a total knock-out.” – AG

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