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Bollinger France La Grande Année Brut Rosé Champagne 2005 Wine Review

Bollinger France La Grande Année Brut Rosé Champagne 2005

Bollinger France La Grande Année Brut Rosé Champagne 2005

Champagne A.C., France

Community Score:95/100

Community Reviews: 1

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Price: $199.95

Drink: 2014-2030

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Sparkling Wine

Winery: Bollinger

Agent: John Hanna & Sons Limited

More Vintages: 2004 

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Rebecca Meir-Liebman - Sommelier rated this wine as 95/100 with the following review:

One of the most - if not the most- outstanding Champagne Rosé I have ever tried! Made by the famous Champagne house Bollinger, this Champagne is unique because of the high percentage of red wine in its blend of 72% Pinot Noir and 28% Chardonnay. The harvest of 2005 was of such high quality that Bollinger decided to create a Vintage Champagne; Vintage Champagnes are only produced in outstanding years. This rosé is quite dry, with only a dosage of 7 grams per liter. You may find notes of ripe fruit, dried fig, wood, cinnamon and toasted brioche, combined with orange zest and elderflower aromas. The high percentage of red wine in its cuvée brings boldness and good structure to the wine allowing it to pair well with meat dishes, such as Veal Saltinbocca or rare to medium-rare grilled Filet Mignon.

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