Bollinger Grande Annee 2005
La Grande Anne is the ultimate expression of the Bollinger house style, rich and full - one of the worlds great Champagnes. Still family owned, this is a champagne house of world renown. In exceptional years (perhaps 4 times a decade) they produce La Grande Annee, their Prestige Cuvee. 75% of the fruit is from Grand Cru sites, the remaining 25% from the finest Premier Cru, first fermentation is in 100% old oak barrels, aged for 5 years on its lees?.no expense is spared!
Classic and complex Pinot Noir dominated Champagne, previous vintages have been powerful yet refined with the ability to age beautifully, the 2005 is ready now to enjoy straight away, it will cellar but why wait and risk losing the fresh fruit character, this champagne is ready.
2005 was a challenging vintage for many and it is Bollinger's commitment to Grande Annee to produce a wine of utmost quality and precision. The 2005 release is a bold rich and full style of champagne, perfect for accompanying a main meal, a great selection of bold flavoursome canepes' or enjoy on its own.
With creamy and full mouth feel you see the fresh rich fruits which transform in classic hazelnut and nougat, hints of honey on the finish with soft acid. It is ready now and will reward all comers looking for a handsome style of Champagne.