1992 Bollinger "La Grand Année" Brut Champagne

SKU #991176 93 points Wine & Spirits

 *no tasting note given*  (12/2000)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Light bronze color. Mature Champagne notes of brown butter, walnut, apple cider and maple syrup on the nose, along with fresher pear and mineral nuances. Rich, full-bodied and concentrated; a rather powerfully structured Champagne with noteworthy density and firm acidity. Considering the mature flavors, this wine is fresh and focused in the middle palate. Seems longer and more gripping than a bottle I tasted a year ago, perhaps the strengthening effect of another year on the lees prior to disgorgement.  (12/2001)

K&L Notes

This is the Champagne to drink while you wait for your 1990's to mature. Full of Pinot Noir character, loaded with flavor and effortless to drink, this is a great Champagne for a special party. A very rich bottle! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer) From wine writer Richard Jennings: "Light medium yellow color with few, tiny bubbles; toasty, almond, baked pear, croissant nose; tasty, creamy textured, poised, toasty, toasted almond, hazelnut, tart baked pear, mineral palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish (65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay; 12.3% alcohol; pH 3.05) 94 points" (RJonWine.com, 5/2013)

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Alcohol Content (%): 12.3