Tyson Stelzer 'The Champagne Guide "If the 2002 La Grande Annee was as sophisticated and suave as Pierce Brosnan, 2004 is Daniel Craig, more impetuous, more chiseled and more built. Ladies, look out. This is an LGA of a very different personality, driven more by structure and texture than acid, yet with the same core of immense energy and great stamina. It's taut and sinewy, layered with all the complexity of barrel fermentation: nougat, almond, brioche, vanilla, even a touch of fresh coconut. The finish lingers very long, with a soft minerality enclosed in its textural exterior. This is a less powerful vintage for LGA, a wine of poise and balance that will peak a little earlier than the 2002. Yet it remains irrefutably Grande."