La Grande Année 2012
Este espumoso solo sale al mercado en aquellas añadas en las que la calidad de las uvas es excepcional. La cosecha 2012 cumplió con las expectativas de la Maison Bollinger. De corte clásico es un auténtico champagne gastronómico. La riqueza de su textura, su efervescencia cremosa y su fino toque amargo hacen de él un compañero ideal para los platos refinados e ingredientes de gran calidad:
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
Disgorged in July 2019, Bollinger's 2012 Brut La Grande Année is showing well, offering up an incipiently complex bouquet of crisp yellow orchard fruit, fresh peach, orange oil, toasted walnuts and dried apricot that's still quite reserved with less than a year on cork. Full-bodied, deep and muscular, the 2012 is blockier and broader-shouldered than its 2008 predecessor, with a weightier and even more concentrated palate built around a bright spine of acidity, concluding with a chalky finish that carries appreciably dry extract. This isn't quite as elegant as the exquisite 2008, but it is a superb effort and obviously built to age. - William Kelley.
Texture is key here, with a fruit basket of indulgence tempting the senses, the predominant Pinot Noir adding plums, cherry and hints of cedar to the creamy, toasty core that has been bequeathed by the barrel fermentation. Energetic, vital and brimming with potential, its 8g/l of sugar is lightly worn. This is a seductive Grande Année, hard to resist in its youth but far from lacking gravitas and matière to secure a happy development.