Bollinger   La Grande Annee

1990 La Grande Annee

By Bollinger

1990 La Grande Annee from Bollinger

The enigmatic and truly radiant 1990 La Grande Annee by Bollinger is an outstanding representative of what was an especially remarkable year for the Champagne region. There was a harmonious balance between the climatic conditions and the pressure to produce a vintage in line with the lofty reputation that precedes Bollinger.

 

A Distinctive Vintner's Expression

There is an undeniable allure about this 1990 vintage champagne, the result of experienced vintners harnessing an inspiring combination of passion, weather, and terroir. The primary grapes, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, are harvested from more than a dozen grand cru vineyards—representing the richness and diversity of the Champagne region itself—crafting a symphony of elegant aromas and finely honed flavours.

In a single sip one could discern notes of roasted nuts and fresh brioche—it is an astute wine enthusiast who truly appreciates such brilliance. A testament to the exceptional growing season, these wonderful flavour nuances are underscored by its enduring vitality, another fascinating aspect to its formidable longevity.

 

A Masterstroke in Cellaring

Encounters with the accomplished 1990 La Grande Annee are rare but assuredly memorable. They serve as eloquent reminders of how extraordinary champagne can be when nature lends herself magnanimously, and talented winemakers take full advantage.

The maturity of this champagne doesn't overshadow its vibrancy. Instead, it enhances it. Such a unique combination makes it a highly sought-after addition to any serious wine investment portfolio.

 

Conclusion: A memorable Vintage, A worthy Investment

Every investment in fine wine shares a story. The elegant 1990 La Grande Annee from Bollinger tells not only of a breathtaking climate but also of impeccable cellar mastery—in separating this unique narrative, it rises above the rest. Its status amongst the world's finest champagnes is unassailable: a rare gem that holds strong potential for significant future appreciation. It seems only fitting that this distinguished vintage graces the prized collections of enlightened wine investors globally.

Market price (CAD)

$4,820.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

193.33

Scores and tasting notes

95

Bollinger's 1990 Brut La Grande Année is drinking superbly today, wafting from the glass with a complex bouquet of dried orange, pear, praline, honeyed toast and subtle hints of mocha. Full-bodied, textural and vinous, with superb depth at the core, bright girdling acids and a pretty pinpoint mousse, it's seamless and complete.

William Kelley - The Wine Advocate, 30 April 2021

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