Bollinger

La Grande Année Brut Champagne Blend

9.339 ratings
9.35 pro ratings
Aÿ, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
David Lusby

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.

Jan 1st, 2020
Meredith Hu

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

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

Nov 11th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

Bollinger finally has its mojo back. Not too oxidative!

Bollinger finally has its mojo back. Not too oxidative!

Oct 3rd, 2019
Vinni Capra

Impressed

Impressed

1 person found it helpfulAug 30th, 2019
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9.7

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)

1 person found it helpfulJul 25th, 2019
Stephen Redenbaugh

Surprisingly good amongst all the other heavy hitters. Cheapest of the ten, but prob fourth on my scorecard. Bright, vibrant, young and fresh. Elegant? yes! Boisterous, spilling out of the glass... tart green apple and bright vibrant acidity with tons of mousse. Fun and exouberant... I need to double down on this one.

Surprisingly good amongst all the other heavy hitters. Cheapest of the ten, but prob fourth on my scorecard. Bright, vibrant, young and fresh. Elegant? yes! Boisterous, spilling out of the glass... tart green apple and bright vibrant acidity with tons of mousse. Fun and exouberant... I need to double down on this one.

Jan 21st, 2020
Peter Zandbergen

Magnum

Jan 11th, 2020
Jeroen Koenen

From magnum.
Deg. 03-2019

From magnum.
Deg. 03-2019

Jan 11th, 2020
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

Nov 17th, 2019
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.

Nov 10th, 2019