Champagne Bollinger La Grande Annee 2005
WS94: "A powerful, structured and graceful 2005, showing deft integration of the rich, chalky underpinning, firm acidity and expansive flavors of crushed black currant, spring blossom, toasted almond, crystallized honey and preserved lemon. Offers a fine, raw silk—like mousse and a long, spiced finish. Disgorged February 2015. Drink now through 2030."
Established in 1829, Bollinger House is located in the famous Champagne village of Aÿ. Champagne Bollinger has seven vineyards planted with 85% Grand Cru and Premier Cru vines. A temperature and generous 2005 produced a truly exceptional vintage with great aromatic ripeness. Made from 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. Supple and full with a long, fresh finish. Creamy with a subtle acidity.