The Wine that Stole the Show
1999 Bollinger Grande Annee Gift Set
Great Champagne with Two Large Riedel Flutes...
at Ludicrous Pricing - $94.95
As veritable Champagne fanatics, we frequently field questions about bubbly. What’s the best we’ve ever tasted? The greatest value? The proper glassware?
Today we offer concise answers with one of our favorite sleeper hits of recent times: the 1999 Bollinger La Grande Annee Gift Set, an utterly delicious Champagne packaged with two beautiful Riedel flutes priced so well you should line the pantry with them.
Consider that today we can offer the whole package for only $94.95. This is a bottle of wine that trades at $100+ and these flutes, with extra-large, exaggerated bowls, can't be nabbed for less than $10 and retail for up to $20 each.
Feel free to think of it as a deal on the wine and the glasses for free!
We’re constantly on the hunt for great vintage Champagnes at the $100 mark. The Grande Annee is one of our go-tos in this category, oozing as it does with opulence and off-the-charts depth, but it has over the last few years been climbing well into the triple digits. Today, we are extremely pleased to bring it back down for you.
To be honest, this wine probably deserves its typically higher price tag. This is completely seductive juice. Rich and thundering with dark caramel, buttery brioche and heaps of baking spices, the solid core is wound together with a string of glittering citrus and rose petals.
This kind of power, bound with the downright sexy finesse that we crave is what makes Champagne my siren. This isn’t easy to find in Champagne, and Bollinger is one of the bosses. Perhaps their secret to success is the hefty use of Pinot Noir - 63% for the 1999 Grande Annee. The wines, on the palate, really have the presence of a red wine, full of huge aromatics and tactile richness. If you're looking for a Champagne to drink with more intense foods (welcome, grilling season), Bollinger is an excellent choice.
Track our history and you’ll notice a continuing love affair with the 99 Grande Annee. Two years ago our wine director wrote, I can't think of an under-$100 bottle of vintage Champagne that offers the finely detailed exuberance and pure hedonism of the Grande Annee. Last year, we did a tasting for the release of the 1997 Bollinger RD, and while that wine was truly lovely, the wine that really stole the show and won us over was the 1999 Bollinger Grande Annee.
To really understand a Champagne like the Grande Annee, to hear what she's saying, she deserves to be swirled in the glass, allowed to spread her wings and strut her stuff confidently, provocatively. Appropriately, today's offer comes lock, stock and barrel with two buxom Riedel crystal flutes.
These Bollinger gift sets are in stock. When the deal came up we negotiated to get as many as possible, but quantities are limited.
To order, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the store at (212) 980-9463 to order.
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