Bollinger La Grande Année 2012 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Bollinger La Grande Année 2012

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Bollinger La Grande Année 2012
$175.00

SKU 05879

750ml Bottle

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The delicate colour and golden hues are a sign of the wine's maturity and Bollinger's wine-making methods. The nose is full and expressive. Apricot, almond and hazelnut, followed by notes of honey and cereals intertwining in a symphony of aromas. On the palate there is exceptional texture and structure. Dense, silky with a long finish. Fresh and full with a delicious refined finish. Pair with scallops with sorrel and vanilla, grilled oyster, smoked butter and sea purslane, hen of the woods mushroom, potato emulsion and truffle.
Category Sparkling Wine
Varietals
Region France, Champagne
Brand Bollinger
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Wine AdvocateDisgorged 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.

William Kelley, March 12, 2020
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VinousThe 2012 Grande Année is vibrant and wonderfully nuanced. Citrus peel, orchard fruit, brioche, dried flowers and chamomile are all finely knit in a Grand Année built on energy and persistence more than size. Readers will find a restrained Grand Année in 2012. There is plenty of the textural richness that is such a signature of the house style, but I am also struck by the wine's freshness. Best of all, the 2012 will drink well right out of the gate. It is quite expressive today, even in the early going.

Antonio Galloni, December 2019