Bollinger La Grande Annee Brut Champagne 2005 - Gift Box
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"A powerful, structured and graceful 2005..." ~ Wine SpectatorA vintage Champagne from the iconic house of Bollinger. Beautiful minerality, citrus, yeast, toasted almond and so much more make this La Grande Annee the perfect celebratory vehicle any time you're in need of a toast, or just a clink to acknowledge something good, like Mother's Day. Think truffle fries, lobster rolls on toasted brioche buns with butter and mayo, shrimp scampi, or a decadent pate de foie gras. You won't find it at our price in this country...
Wine Spectator: "A powerful, structured and graceful 2005, showing deft integration of the rich, chalky underpinning, firm acidity and expansive flavors of crushed black currant, spring blossom, toasted almond, crystallized honey and preserved lemon. Offers a fine, raw silk—like mousse and a long, spiced finish. Disgorged February 2015. Drink now through 2030." Nov 2015
Winery: "To the eye: salmon coloured with orange hues. To the nose: aromas of fresh bread, gingerbread and cinnamon with woody and floral notes. To the palate: range blossom and citrus zest with gentle notes of redcurrant. Pairings: foie gras, fresh or pan-fried. Grilled fish, with or without sauce, lobster. Roast lamb or veal. Parmesan or Comté.
To fully appreciate its unique style, bouquet and aromas, La Grande Année 2005 is best served between 46 and 50°F."
Varietal: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
Aging: Cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation