2014 Bollinger Grande Annee

Champagne Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

VN 98 WE 97 WS 97 DC 96 JD 96 TWI 96 WA 95 JS 94
VN 98

Vinous, March 2022

The 2014 La Grande Annee is stunning. In fact, it is one of the best recent editions I can remember tasting. What comes through most is the wine's sizzling energy and tension, qualities that aren't often associated with...
WE 97

Wine Enthusiast, September 2022

With the hallmark Bollinger richness that is derived from fermentation in wood and a high percentage of Pinot Noir in the blend, this grand wine is ripe, full of apple and spice flavors. It is drinkable now, but still...
WS 97

Wine Spectator, June 2022

Racy acidity drives this mouthwatering Champagne, enlivening the rich panoply of flavors. Features a fine and creamy mousse that's still a lively springboard for aromas and flavors of crème de cassis, glazed tangerine...
DC 96

Decanter, April 2023

Grande Année manages to be both deeply resonant and surprisingly subtle in 2014 – a delicious conundrum. Beneath fragrant blackberry and roasted plum fruit sits the richness of chestnut honey, rye bread and cocoa. There’s...
JD 96

jebdunnuck.com, November 2023

The 2014 Champagne La Grande Annee Brut is 61% Pinot Noir and the rest Chardonnay, with 7 grams per liter dosage, and sees more fruit coming from Verzenay. I loved this wine last year, and it did not disappoint at this...
TWI 96

The Wine Independent, November 2023

(96+ points) Revealing its refined pedigree in spades, Bollinger’s Grand Année 2014 is a 61% Pinot Noir and 39% Chardonnay, an expressly higher percentage of Chardonnay than usual to capture the excellent quality found...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2022

Offering up complex aromas of crisp yellow orchard fruit, confit citrus, frangipane, walnuts, dried white flowers and subtle hints of iodine, Bollinger's 2014 Brut La Grande Année is medium to full-bodied, pillowy and...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, July 2023

Plenty of pie-crust and bread-dough aromas with lemon and apple tart. Flint as well. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and lovely elegance. It was a difficult vintage, but this came out nicely. Contrastive. Crisp...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2014
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12%
Closure Cork

The 2014 Bollinger Grande Annee is a Champagne Blend that hails from the prestigious Champagne region of France. This white wine is a true expression of the unique terroir and craftsmanship that Bollinger is known for. With a vibrant golden color and a delicate effervescence, it is a visual delight.

On the nose, the 2014 Bollinger Grande Annee offers a captivating bouquet of lemon, herbs, red berries, and gooseberries. These fresh and distinctive notes are complemented by a splendid calcareous frame, adding depth and complexity to the aroma profile. It is a wine that immediately captivates the senses and invites further exploration.

The palate of this vintage Champagne is equally impressive. Mineral, tense, and elegant, it showcases a dense structure and a perfectly balanced texture. The fine bubbles dance on the tongue, creating a luxurious and indulgent mouthfeel. The finish is long and lingering, leaving a lasting impression.

According to Denis Bunner, assistant cellarmaster at Bollinger, the 2014 vintage is a vintage of contrasts. It experienced one of the hottest Junes in the last 50 years, followed by a very cool August, resulting in slow ripening. The grapes were harvested from 15 September for two weeks, making it one of Bollinger's shortest harvests. The careful management of ripeness has allowed this wine to achieve the best possible sorting window.

The 2014 Bollinger Grande Annee is a blend of 61% Pinot Noir and 39% Chardonnay, sourced from 19 villages, all grands and premiers crus. It was aged for six months in small barrels, adding further complexity and nuance to the final product. The dosage of 8 g/L provides a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity.

This extraordinary Champagne has received high praise from critics. Decanter awarded it a score of 94, noting its fresh and distinctive notes, mineral palate, and lingering finish. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gave it a score of 95, describing it as medium to full-bodied, pillowy, and vinous with a long, chalky finish. Vinous awarded it a score of 98, praising its sizzling energy, tension, and linear intensity. Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast both gave it a score of 97, highlighting its racy acidity, rich panoply of flavors, and hallmark Bollinger richness. Jeb Dunnuck also awarded it a score of 97, noting its finesse, cool mineral tension, and floral notes.

Overall, the 2014 Bollinger Grande Annee is a truly exceptional Champagne that showcases the mastery of the Bollinger house. With its complexity, elegance, and impressive aging potential, it is a wine that will delight Champagne enthusiasts for many years to come.