Bollinger la Grande Année 2004
Bollinger comes with a superb reputation. Grande Année is only produced in selected years, and undergoes first fermentation in oak cask prior to bottling and a further 5-6 years ageing in bottle. This is a fresh yet full-flavoured opulent champagne with a fine, long, toasty finish. Produced only in exceptional years, from grand and premier cru vineyards and only the best fraction of the juice is used. Bollinger ferment the still wine in mature small oak barrels to increase the complexity and ageing potential. The depth of flavour makes this a very food friendly style. A delicate champagne to savour now and for years to come.