Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Champagne Blend 2008

Ratings on Delectable

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

Amaryllis Knight

@Vespertine Drank it with over ripe plantain taco with woodruff

@Vespertine Drank it with over ripe plantain taco with woodruff

9.3

Jeroen Koenen

Deg. 07-2018

Deg. 07-2018

9.5

James Webb

My 700th wine on Delectable!

My 700th wine on Delectable!

9.4

Mark Flesher

Compared to a Selosse, this one was a clear second. Still in oxidative style, which my palate definitely tends to lean towards, yet in my opinion less apparent than the Selosse. Small bubbles, citrus, lemon and lime. Seemed a little creamier and mouth coating towards the front and dried to a zesty mineral-rich finish. I honestly think this one needs to lay down for 5 years before attempting it again. But very nice right now as well. Definitely would not kick it out of bed for eating crackers, but if I had an extensive cellar of Champagne including this one, I would leave this one right where it was!

Compared to a Selosse, this one was a clear second. Still in oxidative style, which my palate definitely tends to lean towards, yet in my opinion less apparent than the Selosse. Small bubbles, citrus, lemon and lime. Seemed a little creamier and mouth coating towards the front and dried to a zesty mineral-rich finish. I honestly think this one needs to lay down for 5 years before attempting it again. But very nice right now as well. Definitely would not kick it out of bed for eating crackers, but if I had an extensive cellar of Champagne including this one, I would leave this one right where it was!

9.4

Jenny Winbom

Gott nyårsbubbel!

Gott nyårsbubbel!

8.5

Hailey Flemming

5 years!

5 years!

Location

  • 981 Sibley Memorial Highway
    Lilydale, MN 55118

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