Champagne La Grande Année Brut 2012

Bollinger: Champagne La Grande Année Brut 2012

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Pinot Noir 65%, Chardonnay 35%
weiß, trocken
12,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2024–2054
Verpackt in: 6er
voll & rund
frische Säure
Lobenberg: 95–97/100
Falstaff: 97/100
Wine Spectator: 97/100
Meininger: 96/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 96/100
Wine Enthusiast: 96/100
Vinum: 19/20
Wine&Spirits: 96/100
Parker: 95/100
Suckling: 95/100
Tim Atkin: 95/100
Frankreich, Champagne, Montagne de Reims
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Champagne La Grande Année Brut 2012


Lobenberg: Grande Année ist der Jahrgangs-Champagner Bollingers. Wie immer ein ordentlicher Qualitätssprung zur Special Cuvée. Ein unglaublich dekadenter Champagner, der ungemeinen Trinkfluss besitzt. Voller reifer Früchte, Gewürze, auch etwas Lebkuchen, viel Aprikosenkonfitüre und rauchige Komponenten. Erzeugt Druck am Gaumen. Ein nobler Vertreter. Hat alles, was man sich unter einem großen Champagner vorstellt! 95-97/100


Falstaff über: Champagne La Grande Année Brut

-- Falstaff: Helles Gelbgrün, Silberreflexe, feines anhaltendes Mousseux. Zarte Nuancen von frischer Birne und gelben Ringlotten, ein Hauch von Kirschen und Grapefruitzesten, Noten von feinem Karamell und Limoncino. Saftig, sehr komplex, dreidimensionaler Körper am Gaumen, finessenreiche Säurestruktur, lebendig, mit einem salinen Touch im Abgang, präziser, vinöser Stil, ausgestattet mit feiner Fruchtsüße und großer Länge. 97/100


Wine Spectator über: Champagne La Grande Année Brut

-- Wine Spectator: This goes from zero to 60 right out of the gate, with an intense spine of acidity driving tightly meshed flavors of crushed black currant, ground coffee, candied grapefruit peel and toasted almond. The profile expands on the palate, carried by the fine, raw silk–like mousse. Richly aromatic and expressive from start to lasting, spiced finish. Disgorged July 2019. 97/100


Meininger über: Champagne La Grande Année Brut

-- Meininger: Torfig-rauchig, Piment, Orangenschale, Sandelholz, Koriandersamen, Zitruszesten; bleibt auf der würzigen Schiene, Lebkuchen, Bratapfel, Darjeeling, feine Gerbstruktur, expressiv, mit großer Länge. 96/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Champagne La Grande Année Brut

-- Jeb Dunnuck: While the 2012 La Grande Annee doesn't match the magical 2008, it's not far off and has a similar purity and elegance. Beautiful notes of white flowers, white grapefruit, salty minerality, sliced apple, and hazelnut nuances all emerge on the nose, and this beauty hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, plenty of mid-palate concentration, bright yet integrated acidity, and a beautiful finish. This gains depth and richness with time in the glass but really needs 2-4 years of bottle age and should easily evolve for 20+ years in cold cellars. 96/100


Wine Enthusiast über: Champagne La Grande Année Brut

-- Wine Enthusiast: Still young for a wine of this caliber, this rich Champagne has an immense future ahead of it. The freshness of the wine will mature into the rich toastiness that is such a hallmark of this brand. Oak fermentation and aging have added to the great promise of this fine wine. Drink from 2022. 96/100


Vinum über: Champagne La Grande Année Brut

-- Vinum: Umwerfende, betörende, komplexe Aromatik, grosse Dichte, Mineralität und Rasse, herrlich langes Finale; ein superber Wein auf der Höhe der besten Jahre. 19/20


Wine&Spirits über: Champagne La Grande Année Brut

-- Wine&Spirits: A selection of pinot noir from Aÿ and Verzenay (65 percent of the blend) with chardonnay from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry, this wine ferments and ages in oak barrels and large casks, followed by extended aging on the lees in bottle. There’s an immediacy to its bubbles, and a scent that is immediately awesome—lemon blossom, lemon verbena and something exotic, like Buddha’s hand. The flavors are classical, expanding outward as the wine develops with air, potent, salty and long. Once it’s gone, you can smell the ghost of oak in the empty glass, even if it wasn’t overt in the wine. This is a structured and long-lived 2012. 96/100


Parker über: Champagne La Grande Année Brut

-- Parker: Disgorged 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. 95/100


Suckling über: Champagne La Grande Année Brut

-- Suckling: This makes a bold statement. Ripe, powerful and creamy with concentrated red-berry, nectarine, grapefruit and cashew aromas. I love the juiciness and brightness of this wine, which has such a long, graceful finish. Only 65% pinot noir, but it tastes like a lot more. 100% barrel fermentation and maturation. Drink or hold. 95/100


Tim Atkin über: Champagne La Grande Année Brut

-- Tim Atkin: 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay. Fermentation in old oak. Grande Année has leapt into thePrestige category not only in price, but also in quality lately. Bollinger's savoury, broad stylemakes a great foil for the immediacy and ripeness of 2012, offering up toasted nut, coffee andsourdough complexity over the vivid, ripe Seville orange and dried peach fruit. Formidablelength and concentration, but with more finesse than 2008. 95/100

Mein Winzer


Champagne Bollinger aus Aÿ befindet sich wie nur wenige Champagner-Erzeuger im Familienbesitz. Der unverkennbare Stil von Champagner Bollinger beruht im Prinzip auf fünf Säulen.

Champagne La Grande Année Brut 2012