Bollinger Grande Annee Brut '04
The perfect blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay has helped to make Bollinger Grande Annee Brut '04 one of our Best Champagnes. As a brut, this wine is full-bodied without a touch of sweetness. It has notes of bread, brandied fruit, spice, and stone, and a clean, slightly bitter finish. It's also bold enough to hold up to decades of aging in the wine cellar, and indeed will benefit from at least a few years, though there's no reason you can't drink it right away. In order to get the most from this Champagne's complexity, you'll want to enjoy it at cellar temperature, which is around 50 degrees, instead of straight from the refrigerator.