Bollinger’s 2007 Brut La Grande Annee is quite pretty. Elegant, restrained and understated in style, the 2007 is one of the more delicate young Grande Annees I can remember tasting. Mid-weight structure and silky texture only reinforce that impression. Lemon oil, red berry, dried flowers and chamomile open up nicely, but it is the wine’s overall feel that stands out most. Best of all, the 2007 will drink well with no cellaring. Disgorged: September 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2032
Robert Parker 94+
From a bottle disgorged in March 2017, Bollinger’s 2007 La Grande Annee is showing brilliantly, offering up a superb bouquet of lemon oil, confit citrus, almond paste, iodine, walnut oil and freshly baked bread. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, broad-shouldered and powerful in this frequently rather slender vintage, with excellent concentration, a deep and tightly wound core and a precise, chalky finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2037