Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Vintage 2014 75cl

Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Vintage 2014 75cl

Nimi: Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Vintage 2014 75cl

Riik/regioon: Prantsusmaa, Champagne

Tootja: Champagne Bollinger

Aastakäik: 2014

Mari: 61% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay

Alkoholisisaldus: 12% vol.

Tootekood: 107

Hind: 163.50

Hinnaklass: €€€

Aastakäigu ehk "vintage" vääriline saagiaasta Champagne’s tähendab, et koristatud saak ja ka valmiv vein väljendavad endas erakordset kvaliteeti ja aastakäigu kordumatust. Sellistel aastatel saavutavad viinamarjad ideaalse küpsusastme, õigustades otsust valmistada veinisegu ühe kindla aastakäigu veinidest. Üksikaastakäigu champagne La Grande Année annab tunnistust Bollinger’i suursugususest, kombineerides iga aastakäigu eripära Bollinger’i veinmaja unikaalse stiiliga, rõhutades omakorda iga "terroir" omapära ja traditsioonilisi veinivalmistamise meetodeid.

La Grande Année 2014 valmistatakse 61% Pinot Noir ja 39% Chardonnay viinamarjadest, mis pärinevad 19st erinevast "cru" viinamarjaaiast (79% on "grand crus" ja 21% "premiers crus") Ay´, Bouzy, Tauxieres, Cuis, Grauves, Oger ja Choilly külakeste ümbrusest. Esmane käärimisprotsess toimub 205, 225 ja 410 liitri suurustes vanades tammevaatides, vältides tugevate tammenüansside ja tanniinide omandamist. Kõik viinamarjasordid, eri viinamarjaaiad ja sageli ka aedade erinevad osad  kääritatakse eraldi. Veini küpsemisperiood pärmisettel kestab veinikeldris rohkem kui 8 aastat, kinnitatuna ajutiste "seenkorkidega". Pärast dégorgé'i lisatakse veinile dosage, La Grande Année puhul 8 grammi liitri kohta.

La Grande Année on märkimisväärselt täidlane ja intensiivne, rikkalik ja kompleksne, väljendades kindla aastakäigu kasvu - ja ilmastikutingimusi. Värvus on kahvatu kollane kuldsete varjunditega. Aroom on äärmiselt kompleksne ja aromaatne, puuviljane, vürtsikas, floraalne, tunda metsikut virsikut, ploomi, apelsinikoort, safranit, väga värske ja mineraalne. Maitse on kontsentreeritud ja harmooniline, kreemine, äärmiselt värske, suurepärane elav mineraalsus, delikaaatne soolakas järelmaitse. Väga kõrge küpsemispotentsiaaliga 35 - 40 aastat. 

Serveerida temperatuuril 8 - 10 kraadi. Toitudest sobib suurepäraselt pannil praetud kammkarbiga, kammkarbi tartar'iga, grillitud homaariga, kvaliteetse linnulihaga kerges kooreses kastmes, vinnitatud singiga, küpsete juustudega.

Antonio Galloni 98 punkti
Tyson Stelzer 97 punkti
Wine Advocate 95 punkti

"The 2014 La Grande Année is stunning. In fact, it is one of the best recent editions I can remember tasting. What comes through most is the wine’s sizzling energy and tension, qualities that aren’t often associated with Bollinger, where the Champagnes tend to show more breadth and volume. In 2014, readers will find a Grande Année built on linear intensity and drive. The 2014 is a blend taken from 19 villages, 61% Pinot Noir and 39% Chardonnay instead of the more typical 70/30 mix. For the second time in two decades (the first was 2007), Verzenay takes the lead in the Pinots over Aÿ, more or less an inverse from the norm. Verzenay, a north-facing village in the Montagne de Reims that saw less rain than Aÿ and most of the Vallée de la Marne, yields Pinots of energy more than volume. That, married with Chardonnays mostly from the Côtes des Blancs (predominantly Chouilly, Vertus, Oiry and Cramant), results in a truly magical Grande Année that will delight Champagne fans for several decades. I can’t recommend the 2014 highly enough. It’s a total knock-out. Disgorged: April, 2021. Dosage: 8 grams per liter.” Antonio Galloni 98 points

"61% pinot noir, 39% chardonnay from 19 crus, mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for pinot noir and Chouilly and Oiry for chardonnay; 79% grand crus and 21% premier crus; fermented and aged entirely in oak barrels of around 20 years of age; tiraged under cork; riddled and disgorged by hand; 8g/L dosage; disgorged April 2021. The 2014 vintage was the product of a year of mixed fortunes. A rainy autumn and winter gave way to two parched, sunny months, of which June was the sunniest in 50 years. Then there was summer, August in particular, when we saw especially cold weather. Fine weather in September made for a notably brief harvest yielding grapes of balanced maturity and acidity. I love the way in which Champagne’s cooler seasons are captured with articulate detail by a house of such towering amplitude as Bollinger, showcased with ever greater clarity, thanks to its increasingly fanatical attentiveness in the vines and the wines. The cool summer of 2014 played this out in intricate detail to magnificent effect, blessing it first with a bright radiance to its medium straw hue and second to a lead of fantastic energy and freshness. The wonderfully pure red cherries of Verzenay leap forth, backed by the spice of Aÿ and a more incisive lemon and white peach precision than expected from Chouilly and Oiry. Its chalk minerality is likewise heightened, more crystalline and textural than ever, amplifying freshness and stamina, drawing out an incredible finish of pinpoint detail. In the midst of such radiance, the exuberant presence that defines Bollinger rumbles away in great depth through the mid-palate and close, with all the theatrics of mixed spice, fig, dried nectarine and toasted brioche culminating in wonderfully voluptuous texture. A truly great Bollinger by every measure, blessed with incredible longevity, and grand testimony to the wizardry of this house to draw out all the glories of endurance and elegance from a less than simple season.” Tyson Stelzer 97 points

"Offering up complex aromas of crisp yellow orchard fruit, confit citrus, frangipane, walnuts, dried white flowers and subtle hints of iodine, Bollinger's 2014 Brut La Grande Année is medium to full-bodied, pillowy and vinous, with an elegantly fleshy core of fruit that's underpinned by racy acids and complemented by a pretty pinpoint mousse. Concluding with a long, chalky finish, this is a charming but precise Grande Année that's more giving and demonstrative than its immediate predecessor, the 2012, but which attains a very similar level of quality in a more challenging vintage—testimony to the serious viticulture that underpins Bollinger's contemporary excellence. Drink 2021-2045.” Wine Advocate 95 points