Bollinger La Grande Annee Rose 2004 Champagne packed in an elegant gift box
This is Madame Bollinger’s ultimate Champagne gift, the result of rare conditions: a blend between a great champagne and one of the very best red wines of the Champagne region, both from the same vintage.
Tasting notes, The Wine Advocate, rating 96 points
The 2004 Brut Rose La Grande Annee is a beautifully focused, vibrant wine endowed with striking minerality and fabulous overall balance. Clean veins of chalkiness run through the fruit in this energetic, taut Rose, while seductive floral notes linger on the finish. The 2004 is 68% Pinot Noir (including 5% still Pinot) and 32% Chardonnay, 89% from Grand Cru villages and 11% from Premier Crus. The 2004 is very young, but it is going to be nearly impossible to resist. It is a dazzling effort from Bollinger. Disgorged September 2011. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029.
Bollinger is of course one of the great names in Champagne. The Special Cuvee is typically one of my favorite wines in its price range, but it is the 2004 Rose La Grande Annee that steals the show this year.
Blend of the 2004 vintage: 68% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay.
16 crus: 89% Grands crus, 11% Premiers crus.
6% red Côte aux Enfants wine.
At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become vintage: vintage 2004 gives us beautifully
wine-like champagne, with pleasant hints of a great Pinot Noir
Maturation: cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation.
Dosage: moderate, 8 to 9 grams per liter.
La Grande Année Rosé 2004 enhances and complements perfectly the subtlest gourmet
experiences. This powerful and complex champagne is perfect for a romantic dinner,
adding a touch of infinite seduction. To fully appreciate its unique style, bouquet
and aromas, La Grande Année Rosé 2004 is best served between 8 and 10°C.
You can enjoy La Grande Année Rosé 2004 right away, or choose to age it in your cellar.
Madame Bollinger agreed to a Bollinger rosé under one condition, it had to be extraordinary,
and that is how La Grande Année Rosé was born: the unique blend between a great vintage
champagne and a red wine from a unique plot, the legendary Côte aux Enfants. To produce a red
wine of such high quality in the champagne region is a challenge: a rare treat, a true Bollinger