Champagne La Grande Année Brut Flaschengärung 2008


voll & rund
frische Säure
Pinot Noir 70%, Chardonnay 30%
12,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2020–2050
Verpackt in: 6er
Lobenberg: 97–100/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 99/100
Parker: 97+/100
Vinum: 19,5/20
Decanter: 97/100
Galloni: 97/100
Wine&Spirits: 97/100
Frankreich, Champagne
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Champagne La Grande Année Brut Flaschengärung 2008


Lobenberg: Grande Année ist der Jahrgangs-Champagner Bollingers. 2008 ist mit 2002, 1988 und vielleicht 1982 eines der größten Jahre der Geschichte. Oft in den ersten 20-25 Jahren interessanter als der gleiche, nur später degorgierte RD. Wie immer ein großer Qualitätssprung zur Special Cuvée. Ein unglaublich dekadenter Champagner, der ungemeinen Trinkfluss besitzt. Voller reifer Früchte, Gewürze, auch etwas Lebkuchen, viel Aprikosenkonfitüre und rauchige Komponenten. Erzeugt Druck am Gaumen. Ein nobler Vertreter. Hat alles, was man sich unter einem großen Champagner vorstellt! 97-100/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Champagne La Grande Année Brut Flaschengärung

-- Jeb Dunnuck: The 2008 La Grande Année is another brilliant 2008 that delivers the goods. Straight-up awesome notes of stone fruits, white flowers, honeysuckle, and an incredible, liquid rock-like minerality all emerge from the glass, and it develops more nuance, spice, toasted bread, and an almost Alsatian Riesling-like petrol character over the course of the evening. It’s a full-bodied, rich, powerful Champagne, yet like the top 2008s, it has brilliant precision, purity, and focus. It’s unquestionably one of the finest versions of this cuvée ever produced, although it needs another 4-5 years of bottle age to hit prime time. It should keep for 3-4 decades. Bravo! 99/100


Parker über: Champagne La Grande Année Brut Flaschengärung

-- Parker: Bollinger's 2008 La Grande Année is superb, wafting from the glass with aromas of crisp orchard fruit, ripe lemons, honeycomb, warm biscuits, dried white flowers and a delicate top note of walnuts and fino sherry. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and vinous, with a beautifully refined mousse, superb concentration at the tightly wound core, incisive acids and a supremely elegant intermingling of Bollinger's oxidative stylistic signatures with fresh, vibrant fruit. The finish is long, precise and chalky. This is a Grande Année built for the cellar—the real excitement will come with a bit more bottle age—but this is already a thrilling Champagne in the making. Finished with eight grams per liter dosage, it was disgorged by hand in July 2018. This is also the first vintage of Grande Année to be bottled in Bollinger's new narrower-necked 1846 bottle, which should make for a slower evolving wine. 97+/100


Vinum über: Champagne La Grande Année Brut Flaschengärung

-- Vinum: Umwerfend komplexe, verführerische Aromatik von Zitrusfrüchten, einedler auch Backgewürze; voller Ansatz, satte, dichte Textur, grossartige Mischung von Eleganz und Rasse, immense Länge asuf zartbitteren Grapefruit-Noten; absolute Klasse auf der Höhe der besten Jahre des Hauses und mit einer der besten 2008 überhaupt. Macht bereits Freude und kann doch weiter reifen. 19,5/20


Decanter über: Champagne La Grande Année Brut Flaschengärung

-- Decanter: These guys have really started to make an impact on Pauillac's landscape over the past few vintages and do so again here. It’s not quite up to the brilliant delivery of 2016, but this is firm, vibrant, bright and full of promise with tannins that layer up slowly and stealthily then present you with a cheque. There is clear austerity on the attack but then it opens up to show purity and precision of the fruit, with a sweetness to the berries making it seem likely that seven or eight years will be plenty before this is limbered and ready to go. 93/100In 2008, the remarkable maturity of the grapes combined with an amazing acidity has produced a vintage of great balance, concentration and depth. The wine was aged for nine years on its lees, then for another year following disgorgement. Bright straw in colour with pinprick bubbles, it blooms on the nose with a fresh lemon leaf aroma, a sniff of strawberry and white chocolate and a candied peanut toastiness in depth. On the palate it’s silky, broad and lingering, showing a kind of bittersweet fruit profile with grapefruit and peach kernel notes, and an amazing chalky, mineral finish. It will keep well. Wait to drink it if in magnum or bigger. 97/100


Galloni über: Champagne La Grande Année Brut Flaschengärung

-- Galloni: 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. 97/100


Wine&Spirits über: Champagne La Grande Année Brut Flaschengärung

-- Wine&Spirits: Gilles Descôtes blends this from 18 crus, pinot noir making up 71 percent of the blend (mostly from Aÿ and Verzenay), the balance from chardonnay (focused on Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Cramant). The base wine ferments in oak barrels, adding to this Champagne’s concentrated power. Its dark intensity has the coolness of Bollinger’s deep aging cellars, even as the wine sustains delicate notes of wildflowers, morels and the perfumed grace of pinot noir. Massive and still youthful, the flavors rounded into a sphere, this is a wine to cellar. 97/100

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