Welcome! This is our Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Champagne 2014 review.
Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Champagne 2014 is a premium Champagne from the renowned Champagne house of Bollinger.
This vintage wine is made using a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Grand and Premier cru grapes, resulting in a wine that is all about finesse, complexity, and perfect balance.
Find below our Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Champagne 2014 full review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Champagne Review
Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Champagne review: What's its color?
Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Champagne has a bright golden color with fine bubbles that create a persistent mousse.
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What Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Champagne taste like?
It’s vinified in oak barrels that are around 20 years old, aged for 10 years in Bollinger’s chalky cellars and disgorged by hand.
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On the nose, it is fine, complex and intense, with aromas of ripe fruits such as peach, lemon, and bergamot, along with notes of almond, toasted bread, and a hint of hazelnut.
There are also subtle hints of chalk notes and minerality that add depth and complexity to the wine.
On the palate, it’s rich and well-structured, with a creamy texture and a fine mousse.
The flavors are consistent with the nose, with a prominent presence of ripe fruits, honey, and toasted bread, along with a subtle touch of minerality.
The wine has a long and refreshing finish that lingers on the palate.
Is Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Champagne wine sweet?
No, it’s not sweet. Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Champagne wine is a brut wine with roughly 8 g/L.
Brut wine contains less than 12 g/L.
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Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Champagne review: Which food pairs well with it?
Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Champagne is a complex, elegant, and bubbly Champagne.
Bubbles cleanse the palate and as such sparkling wines are very versatile wines that can pair with many dishes and can be used throughout a meal.
Classic appetizers are seafood risotto or pasta, salty olives, French fries, and salads to name some.
Meat wise go for turkey, chicken with sesame, and veal for example.
For fish, we recommend oyster, caviar, scallops, lobster, sashimi, and fish tartare.
If you are a cheese lover you should try it with cream cheese like Camembert and Brie to name some.
And yes, in case you wonder, it goes well with dessert too like macaroons, chocolate, Paris-Brest, and Saint-Honoré for example.
Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Champagne review: What's its alcohol content?
Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Champagne wine’s alcohol content is 12%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Champagne wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per gram vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per gram of carbs, which include sugar.
What is Bollinger?
Here is an extract from the Bollinger brand website:
“Since 1829, Champagne Bollinger has been making great wines with a powerful, refined and complex style, expressing the aromas of the fruit in all its dimensions.“
Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Champagne 2014 is a standout champagne that showcases the exceptional quality of the grapes and the skill of the winemaker.
This vintage champagne offers a complex bouquet of aromas, a rich and full-bodied palate, and a long and persistent finish.
It is an excellent choice for special occasions, pairing beautifully with a variety of dishes or enjoyed on its own.
Bollinger has once again produced a top-quality champagne that is sure to impress even the most discerning of palates.
Treat yourself or your loved ones to a bottle of Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Champagne 2014 and celebrate life’s special moments in style.
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!
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