White - Sparkling

2008 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
Drink between 2022 - 2042 (Edit)
CT93.5 126 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 105

  • atbarbar Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 27, 2021 - A firm structure for this 2008, Mushrooms and spices with lots of minerality. Whereas the 2012 vintage is not ready, still a lot of wood, this vintage appears to be a bit more mature, with the wood more integrated and delivering spices to the wine,

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • NickA Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 16, 2021 - Another great bottle. Really well-balanced, both easy and incisive, ample (moreish, mouthwatering) acidity and a particularly overt aroma of sweetish dough. Maybe a touch over-dosed for my palate, but excellent overall.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • gharter Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 6, 2021 - A great anniversary wine. Fine bubbles. Wonderful aroma with apple, ginger, yeast, almond, apple, lemon curd, and apricot. Rich flavor, beautiful balance. Apple, dried ginger, yeast, almond, lemon, apricot. smooth lingering finish. Still young, good now , but plenty of promise to come.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Winelover8282 Likes this wine: 99 points

    July 15, 2021 - Finally at my sisters birthday we opened a bottle of this beauty. And what a champagne it is, for me this is as close to perfection a champagne can come, I think it will get there with some more ageing. This champagne has so much energy and focus but at the same time such a spectrum of flavours. Im glad I have 11 bottles left and I will be buying a lot more and recommend everybody stacking up of this champagne before the price increases. The only negative about this champagne is that Bollinger didn't make enough of it.

    7 people found this helpful Comment
  • AllRed wrote: 93 points

    July 10, 2021 - Bastille Day dinner (R&D's): Excellent. Compared to the Bazin, this is rich and toasty, with apple, dried ginger, yeast and roasted almond notes. Fine bead. Flavors of apple, lemon and almond.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Charles Curtis MW
    Bollinger Producer profile, 4/28/2021 (link)

    (Bollinger, Brut Vintage La Grande Année, Champagne, France, White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jasper Morris
    2008 Vintage Champagne, 4/20/2020 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From The Cellar #7 & Misc New Releases, 11/14/2019 (link)

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  • By Yohan Castaing
    Top Champagne - Latest Release, 11/4/2019 (link)

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  • By Allen Meadows
    Oct-19, Issue #76 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The 2019 Champagne Summer Preview (Jul 2019), 7/1/2019 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/10/2019 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/1/2019 (link)

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  • By Aldo Fiordelli
    Bollinger release of 2008 Grand Annee, 3/26/2019 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Champagne – The Season’s New Releases (Nov 2018), 11/1/2018 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Bollinger
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation La Grande Année
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Codes 086891075587, 3052853082747, 3052853082754, 3052853082808, 8031853082747, 8031853082754, 852165006225

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1,150 (12%)
  • In Cellars 7,621 (76%)
  • Consumed 1,222 (12%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Aperitif, Chicken in a light creamy sauce, Cured ham, Cured meats, Duck, Fish, Grilled lobster, Kaviar, Light meats, Lobster

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  54 votes

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