2014 Bollinger La Grande Annee Champagne

Steady bubble stream. White gold, in color. Golden pear, apple, cassis, tangerine, lemon, brioche, honey, hazelnuts, ground coffee, spice, mineral, chalk, saline. Rich layers, creamy citrus mousse, tangerine, chalky, on a lasting finish.

Blend: 61% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay

Consume: now-2044
Purchased: $140

Score: 95 points

Founded in 1829 in the village of Aÿ. The house owns 439 acres which 85% are Premier & Grand Cru level. Pinot Noir occupies 60% of the vines as its the major factor in the house style.

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