Bollinger-Grande-Annee-2008

Bollinger, Grande Annee, 2008

La Grande Année: The Great Year. This Champagne is the embodiment of everything that makes Bollinger
the producer that stands apart in Champagne. La Grande Année symbolizes the word “hand-crafted” so
strongly that an overused word suddenly becomes the appropriate definition. In 1976, it became Grande
Année; then, in 1997, “La” Grande Année, a name simple enough to illustrate its exceptional status,
cemented on the silver screen two years later, in James Bond’s Casino Royale.

“Bollinger’s 2008 La Grande Année is superb, wafting from the glass with aromas of crisp orchard fruit, ripe
lemons, honeycomb, warm biscuits, dried white flowers and a delicate top note of walnuts and fino sherry. On
the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and vinous, with a beautifully refined mousse, superb concentration
at the tightly wound core, incisive acids and a supremely elegant intermingling of Bollinger’s oxidative stylistic
signatures with fresh, vibrant fruit.”
- Wine Advocate (97+ points)

“Bollinger’s 2008 Grande Année is rich, ample and full-bodied, with all of the pedigree of the vintage on display. Dried pear, dried flowers, chamomile, red plum and mint develop as the 2008 shows the breadth and creaminess that are such signatures of the Bollinger house style. A whole range of brighter, more floral and chalky notes appear later, adding translucence and energy. The 2008 is 71% Pinot Noir and 29% Chardonnay taken across 18 crus, and it is the Pinot that very much informs the wine in both flavor and texture. More importantly, the 2008 is one of the best Grande Années I can remember tasting. Bollinger fans won’t want to miss it. Disgorged November 2018. Dosage is 8 grams per liter.”
- Antonio Galloni, Vinous (97 points)

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D6739
Varietal: Champagne
Type: White
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Winery: Bollinger
Item(s) Bottle
$134.95
Case
$1,619.40

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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D6739
Varietal: Champagne
Type: White
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Winery: Bollinger

Description

La Grande Année: The Great Year. This Champagne is the embodiment of everything that makes Bollinger
the producer that stands apart in Champagne. La Grande Année symbolizes the word “hand-crafted” so
strongly that an overused word suddenly becomes the appropriate definition. In 1976, it became Grande
Année; then, in 1997, “La” Grande Année, a name simple enough to illustrate its exceptional status,
cemented on the silver screen two years later, in James Bond’s Casino Royale.

“Bollinger’s 2008 La Grande Année is superb, wafting from the glass with aromas of crisp orchard fruit, ripe
lemons, honeycomb, warm biscuits, dried white flowers and a delicate top note of walnuts and fino sherry. On
the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and vinous, with a beautifully refined mousse, superb concentration
at the tightly wound core, incisive acids and a supremely elegant intermingling of Bollinger’s oxidative stylistic
signatures with fresh, vibrant fruit.”
- Wine Advocate (97+ points)

“Bollinger’s 2008 Grande Année is rich, ample and full-bodied, with all of the pedigree of the vintage on display. Dried pear, dried flowers, chamomile, red plum and mint develop as the 2008 shows the breadth and creaminess that are such signatures of the Bollinger house style. A whole range of brighter, more floral and chalky notes appear later, adding translucence and energy. The 2008 is 71% Pinot Noir and 29% Chardonnay taken across 18 crus, and it is the Pinot that very much informs the wine in both flavor and texture. More importantly, the 2008 is one of the best Grande Années I can remember tasting. Bollinger fans won’t want to miss it. Disgorged November 2018. Dosage is 8 grams per liter.”
- Antonio Galloni, Vinous (97 points)