Robb Report’s latest gift guide is dedicated to wine-loving friends, specifically the “wine snobs” that are especially hard to shop for. Wine columnist Sara Schneider rounded up her top picks she tasted this year, including the Champagne Bollinger La Grande Année 2008. Described as “a gorgeous sparkler with generous, mouth-filling flavors balanced precisely between vibrant youth and complex maturity. Juicy apple, honeyed lemon, and energetic minerality are concentrated at the core of this elegant wine, while lovely floral, brioche, and hazelnut notes swirl around the edges.” Read more HERE
La Grande Année: The Great Year. This Champagne is the embodiment of everything that makes Bollinger the producer that stands apart in Champagne. La Grande Année, or LGA, preserves the traditions of the past and symbolizes the word “hand-crafted” so strongly that an overused word suddenly becomes the only appropriate definition.
Bollinger is one of the rare Grande Marques that’s still family owned. Known for its rich, elegant and polished style of Champagne, their outstanding wines are the result of rigorous attention to detail and incredibly labor-intensive practices that few houses are willing to undertake. Underscoring its excellence, Bollinger has remained British secret agent James Bond's Champagne of choice since 1973.