Champagne Bollinger Grande Année 2008
Champagne Bollinger launched the Grande Année 2008 at the end of March, 11 years after bottling. An event!
2008 is long expected for every enthusiast, because the year can be counted among the really big champagne years.
Mainly thanks to the last weeks just before the harvest, because the months before were extremely erratic.
2008 has depth, great concentration and great (yes, great!) Acids. The assembly consists of 71% pinot noir, 29% chardonnay from 18 different crus – 84% grand cru, 16% premier cru.
The dégorgement of this 2008 was in July 2018. Only 8 months later did it reach the market – everyone should do that.
Small detail: the first Grande Année on the bottle previously developed by Bollinger: wider from below, longer and strikingly thin neck, so that air contact remains minimal during the dégorgement.
My tasting note will follow later.