La Grande Année Vintage Champagne 2008 Magnum 1500ml
99 points, “It’s unquestionably one of the finest versions of this cuvée ever produced.” – Jeb Dunnuck
98 points, “This is a regal and heroic Bollinger… Buy a box and follow its aromatic journey to heaven.” – Richard Juhlin
97+ points, “Bollinger's 2008 La Grande Année is superb… already a thrilling Champagne in the making… I can’t recommend it warmly enough.” – Wine Advocate
97 points, “The 2008 is one of the best Grande Années I can remember tasting. Bollinger fans won't want to miss it.” – Antonio Galloni, Vinous
97 points, “Bollinger has produced a delicate and well-delineated Champagne here.” – Decanter Magazine
The critics have spoken. This is one of the most glorious Bollingers to ever walk the Earth.
2008 was an outstanding year in Champagne, with expert Richard Juhlin noting: “The weather gods were in their best mood this year… An absolutely gorgeous vintage that has it all… I have a hard time imagining anything other than buying everything you see of this vintage.” So, much was expected from Bollinger’s Grande Année. And it didn’t disappoint. Expect white peach, pear, plum, greengage, tangy lemons, chamomile and jasmine tea, honeysuckle, the honey and walnut combination of baklava, toasted hazelnuts, dunked Digestive biscuits and the salty, yeasty tang of Manzanilla. And that’s just tasting it now. This will continue to develop and improve for decades and decades to come.
Hailing from entirely Grand and Premier Cru sites, this is a blend of 71% Pinot Noir (mainly Aÿ and Verzenay) and 29% Chardonnay (mainly Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Cramant) that was fermented in oak, riddled by hand and disgorged manually. This is handmade Champagne of the highest order, especially in this magnum format.
Champagne Bollinger was founded in 1829 by Jacques Bollinger, and soon earned a reputation for quality. Under subsequent generations, its reputation has gone from strength to strength, and today it’s one of the most prestigious of all Champagne brands. Stylistically, Bollinger is renowned for its rich and savoury style.
£21.33 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3124484
Style No.: 774079
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