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Bollinger La Grande Annee 2008

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This premier Champagne, La Grande Annee, is only produced when there is a perfect harvest. Golden in colour and with a nose of mango, peach and roasted nut. Cheeky on the palate with hints of sweet honey countered with the bitterness of lemon.


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. The finish is long, precise and chalky. This is a Grande Année built for the cellar—the real excitement will come with a bit more bottle age—but this is already a thrilling Champagne in the making. Finished with eight grams per liter dosage, it was disgorged by hand in July 2018. This is also the first vintage of Grande Année to be bottled in Bollinger's new narrower-necked 1846 bottle, which should make for a slower evolving wine. (Robert Parker)

Drink Date: 2022 - 2060

  • Bollinger La Grande Annee 2008
Country France
Variety Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Muenier
Style Vintage Brut
Alcohol 12% abv
Size 75cl
Food Match
Shellfish, Crab, Lobster

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This is an iconic Champagne from one of Champagnes most iconic producers and 2008 is a vintage that might just prove to be one of the greatest in living memory. A must have. - Joel
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