Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Champagne Blend 2008

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David Lusby Delectable Pro

Pleasant lemon meringue core...supported by toasted brioche, pear and really nice mineral/acidity. A great bottle for 5th anniversary dinner.

Pleasant lemon meringue core...supported by toasted brioche, pear and really nice mineral/acidity. A great bottle for 5th anniversary dinner.

9.2

Meredith Hu Delectable Pro

Jammy apricot, prune, fig, desiccated fruits, French toast, cinnamon, and toffee.

Jammy apricot, prune, fig, desiccated fruits, French toast, cinnamon, and toffee.

8.9

Jeremy Shanker Delectable Pro

Sommelier at RN74

Bollinger finally has its mojo back. Not too oxidative!

Bollinger finally has its mojo back. Not too oxidative!

9.2

Vinni Capra

Impressed

Impressed

9.4

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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, July 2019)

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, July 2019)

9.7

Peter Zandbergen

Magnum

Magnum

9.2

Jeroen Koenen

From magnum. Deg. 03-2019

From magnum. Deg. 03-2019

9.4

Fredybeans

Robe jaune claire bulle très fine Nez délicat et avec la chaleur et l air notes délicate de vanille et fruit jaune Bouche cristalline avec un superbe équilibre et finale saline

Robe jaune claire bulle très fine Nez délicat et avec la chaleur et l air notes délicate de vanille et fruit jaune Bouche cristalline avec un superbe équilibre et finale saline

9.5

John Singer

Exceptional bottle of bubbles. Dry and not sweet with wonderful small bubbles. Perfect for any celebratory occasion.

Exceptional bottle of bubbles. Dry and not sweet with wonderful small bubbles. Perfect for any celebratory occasion.

9.5

Michael Patrone

Fine bubbles. Apple and yeast.

Fine bubbles. Apple and yeast.

9.6

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