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2008 Bollinger La Grande Annee

2008 Bollinger La Grande Annee

97 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2008 Bollinger La Grande Annee
97 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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La Grande Annee is Bollinger's prestige blend, produced only when a harvest reaches a perfect balance. Bollinger's interpretation of an exceptional year, grapes are taken solely from Grand and Premier Cru vineyards and vinified into a harmonious blend to reveal a majestic vinosity with intense, rich and complex aromas.

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$215.00 in mixed 6+ or $240.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

71% Pinot Noir and 29% Chardonnay

Its Origins

Champagne Bollinger was established in 1829 and has steadily grown under family stewardship. A reputaion has been established for Pinot-dominant wines occupying the powerful end of the Champagne spectrum, with a large majority of fruit sourced from their own vineyards and undergoing fermentation in oak and extensive lees aging for texture. Bollinger is now among the leading exponents and reference points of this mouth-filling and 'masculine' style.

What The Critics Say

97+/100 Parker's wine Advocate, William Kelley

"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." Drink 2022 - 2060

97/100 Decanter, Aldo Fiordelli

"In 2008, the remarkable maturity of the grapes combined with an amazing acidity has produced a vintage of great balance, concentration and depth. The wine was aged for nine years on its lees, then for another year following disgorgement. Bright straw in colour with pinprick bubbles, it blooms on the nose with a fresh lemon leaf aroma, a sniff of strawberry and white chocolate and a candied peanut toastiness in depth. On the palate it’s silky, broad and lingering, showing a kind of bittersweet fruit profile with grapefruit and peach kernel notes, and an amazing chalky, mineral finish. It will keep well. Wait to drink it if in magnum or bigger." Drink 2020 - 2045

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Champagne

  • Colour

    Sparkling

  • Region

    Champagne

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750 ml

  • Alcohol

    12.50%

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2060

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with SEAFOOD
with SHELLFISH

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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