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1997 Bollinger La Grande Annee
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Champagne
About Bollinger

Founded in 1829 by a German national and two Frenchmen, the Bollinger Champagne house, located in Ay, has been producing Pinot based wines for almost two centuries.

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1997 Bollinger La Grande Annee

Producer: Bollinger
Style: Sparkling
Grape Type: Champagne Blend
Origin: France
Region: Champagne

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88 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
92 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2005

($120) Light gold color. Deep, rich and toasty on the nose, with suggestions of earthy truffle, cocoa and candied apple. This is really classic Bollinger in style. Rich, broad and thick, with weighty poached pear and buttered toast flavors that linger on the finish with real authority. Fans of the house style will adore this.

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12/18/2006
by Oh12184118
Fine depth and complexity in both aromas and flavors. Citrus, ginger, vanilla, whole-grain bread and nut elements combine for a harmonious presentation. Full-bodied, yet sophisticated and lively. Purchased last week for $80 at K&L Wines.

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