2002 Bollinger Grande Annee

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  • Champagne Blend
  • 750ML
  • W&S 98
  • WA 94
  • WS 94
  • IWC 94
  • JG 93

Reviews for 2002 Bollinger Grande Annee

W&S 98
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, December 2011
There is Champagne and then there is 2002 Bollinger. This wine makes me dizzy stammering in cross-eyed bliss. Taking a step back the sustained chord of flavor comes into focus revealing a limestone honey: scents of acacia... There is Champagne and then there is 2002 Bollinger. This wine makes me dizzy stammering in cross-eyed bliss. Taking a step back the sustained chord of flavor comes into focus revealing a limestone honey: scents of acacia marzipan apricot and golden citrus. Jamal Rayyis one of our tasters with the broadest flavor library in his head described the scent as loomi (dried lime) and dried apricot as if walking into a Middle Eastern market. Flavor details aside the wine's richness softens the structural grandeur of the vintage which is buoyed in a mineral bath of power. This will reward another ten or 20 years of age and the bottles that remain will likely only feed the wine's legend.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2011
The 2002 Brut La Grande Annee is marvelous. The 2002 is an understated Grande Annee that caresses the palate with layers of effortless weightless fruit. The mousse is exceptionally fine which adds to the impression of... The 2002 Brut La Grande Annee is marvelous. The 2002 is an understated Grande Annee that caresses the palate with layers of effortless weightless fruit. The mousse is exceptionally fine which adds to the impression of total elegance. This is a relatively bright floral Grande Annee with plenty of aromatic lift inner perfume and no sense of heaviness at all. A rich creamy finish adds the final note of complexity and pedigree. The 2002 is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay 71% from Grand Cru villages and 29% from Premier Crus. Disgorged February 2011. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022. -- Antonio Galloni
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2011
Ripe appealing flavors of peach Gala apple toast and blood orange mix with a streak of minerality and notes of spice all set on the fine-grained texture. Fresh and focused with racy acidity and a long mouthwatering... Ripe appealing flavors of peach Gala apple toast and blood orange mix with a streak of minerality and notes of spice all set on the fine-grained texture. Fresh and focused with racy acidity and a long mouthwatering nut-tinged finish. Drink now through 2025. 1000 cases imported. -AN
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2011
(60% pint noir and 40% chardonnay; 71% of the fruit is from grand cru sites and rest from premier crus; disgorged February 2011): Light gold. Ripe pear and honey on the explosively perfumed nose with sexy floral and... (60% pint noir and 40% chardonnay; 71% of the fruit is from grand cru sites and rest from premier crus; disgorged February 2011): Light gold. Ripe pear and honey on the explosively perfumed nose with sexy floral and marzipan nuances expanding with air. Fat full and palate-coating boasting impressive power and thrust. Shows an intriguing blend of richness and energy and finishes long with smoky and spicy nuances.
JG 93
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, June 2015
93+ The 2002 Bollinger Grande Année is a lovely wine that is drinking very well today and shows plenty of structural integrity to keep on cruising at this fine level for another fifteen years or more. The bouquet... 93+ The 2002 Bollinger Grande Année is a lovely wine that is drinking very well today and shows plenty of structural integrity to keep on cruising at this fine level for another fifteen years or more. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a mature blend of apple, peach, lovely soil tones, a touch of honeycomb, warm biscuits and a fair bit of smokiness in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and beautifully balanced, with a fine core, elegant mousse, crisp acids and lovely length and grip on the wide open and classy finish. 2015-2030+.