1996 Bollinger Grande Annee

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  • Champagne Blend
  • 750ML
  • BC 95
  • WE 94
  • JR 93
  • WS 93
  • IWC 93
  • JG 93

Reviews for 1996 Bollinger Grande Annee

BC 95
Bob Campbell - MW Bob Campbell, September 2004
Strong appley aldehydes are tight on the edge of acceptibility for me. Powerful and complex wine in a robust and challenging style. Very long and with a good texture. Tangy acidity adds appeal.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2004
Blockbuster aromas of honey and toast, ripe apples and citrus are complex from the first pour and develop even more complexity with air, turning meatier and more savory. Creamy and smooth in the mouth, with cascading... Blockbuster aromas of honey and toast, ripe apples and citrus are complex from the first pour and develop even more complexity with air, turning meatier and more savory. Creamy and smooth in the mouth, with cascading flavors of buttered nuts and lush fruit, all balanced by great acidity and length. Drink now or hold another 5 years.
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, October 2004
Creamy, evolved flattering nose. Sweet and rich and lemon cream palate – not especially champagne-like in fact. Clean, brisk finish. Good, racy finish. 18/20
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2004
This is full-bodied with berry bread dough and citrus aromas and flavors unfolding on the palate. It's firm and muscular with depth intensity and a long lingering aftertaste. A Champagne for the table. Drink now through... This is full-bodied with berry bread dough and citrus aromas and flavors unfolding on the palate. It's firm and muscular with depth intensity and a long lingering aftertaste. A Champagne for the table. Drink now through 2015. 400 cases imported.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2003
Medium yellow color. Brooding aromas of pineapple, pine needles, toffee and nuts. Dense, full and quite dry, with penetrating fruit, hints of oak spice, and powerful acids that have not yet come into harmony. But this... Medium yellow color. Brooding aromas of pineapple, pine needles, toffee and nuts. Dense, full and quite dry, with penetrating fruit, hints of oak spice, and powerful acids that have not yet come into harmony. But this extremely impressive young Bollinger vintage shifts into a higher gear on the back end, showing even more flavor intensity than it does in the middle palate. This boasts the near-freakish combination of high ripeness and high acidity shared by the best '96s. Builds and builds on the back; one must practically scrape this off the palate. A worthy follow-up to the '95, and likely to develop in bottle for a couple of decades. 93+
JG 93
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, October 2014
The 1996 Bollinger “Grande Année” is drinking beautifully at age eighteen, with plenty of brightness and vibrancy now coupled to lovely, tertiary layers of complexity. The bouquet is a fine and à point constellation of... The 1996 Bollinger “Grande Année” is drinking beautifully at age eighteen, with plenty of brightness and vibrancy now coupled to lovely, tertiary layers of complexity. The bouquet is a fine and à point constellation of peach, pear, brioche, a lovely base of soil and a bit of honeycomb in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and still quite frothy, with a fine core, excellent focus and balance, refined mousse and lovely length and grip on the bright finish. There remains a very fine spine of acidity here that keeps the wine fresh and youthful in structure, and which augurs very well for its continued positive development in the cellar.