A blend of 66% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay. The delicate blush and old gold colors of the 2004 La Grande Annee are a sign of maturity and of Bollinger`s winemaking skills. Its aromas are a testimony to the barrels it`s aged in. toasted bread and brandied fruit, plus notes of exotic spices, rhubarb and stone fruit. The bubbles are powerful yet soft and there is remarkable structure and length on the palate.
A complex nose showing notes of black cherry, plum, violets, coffee and raisins. The palate is smooth and rounded, with a richly-textured mid-palate and a medley of spice, dried fruit characters and supple tannins. The wine remains elegant, being so beautifully integrated and sweetly rich, but with a long and complex, dry finish.