Bollinger La Grande Année 2008 (Sold Out)
Bollinger La Grande Année 2008
Blink and you will miss this! 2008 was always talked up as a legendary vintage and now that the majority of 2008 Champagne is on the market all the hype around 2008 was certainly justified. Bollinger have just released the La Grande Année 2008 and to many it could just be the wine of the vintage so far.
We were lucky enough to be in Aÿ at the end of March tasting the Vins Clairs from the 2018 vintage (which indecently looks to have the richness of 2003 and the quality of 2002 and the crop of 2004. Cellar Master Gilles Descôtes described 2018 as the ‘best’ of his life.) But while a lot of the talk was on the 2018 of course there was a lot of anticipation for the release of the La Grande Année 2008.
Predominantly from Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs, the Pinots Noirs and Chardonnays complement each other to offer a blend with a rare balance, one that perfectly combines the concentration and freshness of this vintage. It has taken more than ten years to reveal the full quality of the vintage and perfect the unique expression of La Grande Année 2008 in an intense, complex and harmonious wine. The intensity, a sign of the great aromatic richness of this wine, is expressed and lingers through the aromas of citrus and soft fruits, berries and spices, floral and mineral notes.
Its long finish, structure and density are hallmarks of the great Pinots Noirs of Aÿ and Verzenay, the true backbone of the wine. Reflections of the unique characteristics of 2008, its complexity and it’s extremely fresh texture bestow a remarkable depth and vitality on this wine. Its chalky, precise finish prolongs the tasting experience for several minutes.
The UK allocation it seems has massively been oversubscribed so what we have for sale at the moment might be all we can get our hands on. Of course we are pushing for more stock and will of course make it available as soon as we get confirmation.
Bollinger La Grande Année 2008 £105 per bottle
- This is gift boxed stock, the brokers is all sold as naked stock
- The wine is duty paid and including Vat.
- National delivery is £9.99 or free on orders over £200.
- Available while stocks last.
Please email or phone us to express your interest.