# Ultimate Guide to Champagne Bollinger Grande Année Vintages / Price Values

8th August 2023

“*Made only from Grand and Premier cru grapes, La Grande Année is the embodiment of the carefully preserved traditional expertise of Champagne Bollinger. Vinified in oak barrels, sealed with natural cork and riddled by hand, this Champagne has waited patiently for 10 years in Bollinger’s chalky cellars.*” – Champagne Bollinger

For many consumers, Bollinger is the Champagne of James Bond movies and its global fame might very well be down, thanks in some degree, to it’s connection to 007. Founded way back in 1827 and an official supplier to Buckingham Palace, the Bollinger house produces some of the finest and most regarded Champagne to a global market. With very traditional, almost outdated, production methods, with oak vinification allowing for greater ageing potential and its homage to the Pinot Noir grape, Bollinger is quite a unique brand to explore – Their vineyard estate has around 170 hectares of vineyards and this still independent producer also gives us the famous quote: “*I drink Champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it unless I’m thirsty.*” – Lily Bollinger

Along with Grande Année, Bollinger also offers labels such as Brut Special Cuveé, PNVZ, PNTX and R.D. Vintages (longer aged Grande Année). You will find Champagne Bollinger in the village of Aÿ.

**The guide prices below **are assuming a **75cl** **bottle is in good to excellent condition** with evidence of **correct storage with no damage**. The price is a **realistic selling price** assuming the buyer will be in between the ‘price point’ of an end consumer / fine wine merchant. Professional selling format comes in to play for the older vintages and we must consider options such as placing them within fine wine auctions, for the younger vintages most likely the price is set and *selling* avenues such as online communications or even via eBay / Facebook marketplace / Amazon / Facebook Champagne Collecting groups or selling to your wine friends and family will be used.

**Grande Année 1961**: The estimate at wine-searcher shows £1,322 with a bottle available at Hedonism for £772 and Cask Cartel at £2,012. Estimate price per bottle would be** £800 – £950**

**Grande Année 1966**: Wine-rarities has a bottle priced at €660 (£566) and wine-searcher estimates at £397. Estimate price per bottle would be **£450 – £550**

**Grande Année 1970**: At vinsetmillesimes the price per bottle is €480? (£411) and a lot on ackerwines showing a price range of $307 – $409 (£234 – £312) and just £170 estimate with wine-searcher? Estimate price per bottle would be **£500 – £600**

**Grande Année 1973**: Harder to find any live listings for sale though wine-searcher estimate is £474 and iDealWine puts it at €297 (£256). Estimate price per bottle would be **£450 – £525**

**Grande Année 1975**: The estimate price with wine-searcher is £475 and a magnum is £850 with Farr Vintners. Estimate price per bottle would be **£450 – £500**

**Grande Année 1982:** Wine-Searcher estimates at £385, Vivino states $696 (£552) a bottle and Barber Wines with a bottle for £385. Estimate price per bottle would be **£400 – £425**

**Grande Année 1985**: £253 estimate for a bottle from wine-searcher, Barber Wines selling at £230, €285 (£246) estimate from iDealWine, in February 2010 Christies sold four magnums at $2,280 (£1,807) and €475 on sale with SoDivin. Estimate price per bottle would be **£240 – £280**

**Grande Année 1988**: L’Assemblage pricing at £280 a bottle, £288 estimated on wine-searcher and four bottles sold at Bonhams for £705 (£176 per bottle) in July, 2016. Estimate price per bottle would be **£275 – £325**

**Grande Année 1989**: Wine-searcher estimates at £270, iDealWine estimates at €316 (£273) and £270 for sale with Barber Wines. Estimate price per bottle would be **£250 – £275**

**Grande Année 1990**: £328 estimate on wine-searcher, £394 for a bottle on Hedonism, a price of $696 (£552) is quoted on Vivino, €100? (£86) price estimate on Falstaff and a winning bid of £140 on Wine Auctioneer. Estimate price per bottle would be **£350 – £425**

**Grande Année 1995**: Wine-Searcher estimates at £275 and Lay & Wheeler is pricing a magnum at £500. Estimate price per bottle would be **£275 – £295**

**Grande Année 1996**: €273 (£236) estimate from iDealWine, £269 estimate from wine-searcher, a bottle is priced at £400 with Hedonism and £340 from Shrine to the Vine. Estimate price per bottle would be **£320 – £350**

**Grande Année 1997**: £204 estimated via wine-searcher, iDealWine says it’s value is €149 (£129) and £248 a bottle with Caudalies. Estimate price per bottle would be **£200 – £230**

**Grande Année 1999**: £202 estimate with wine-searcher, a case of 6 for £1,281 (£214 per bottle) with Mann Fine Wine and £149 price stated on Vivino. Estimate price per bottle would be **£180 – £210**

**Grande Année 2002**: Wine-searcher estimates price per bottle at £182, The Finest Bubble selling for £294 and Vivino estimates at $350 (£277) a bottle. Estimate price per bottle would be **£225 – £275**

**Grande Année 2004**: £140 is the estimate with wine-searcher, £135 & £105 are the prices from Lay & Wheeler re-selling for clients, £789 (£132 per bottle) for a case of 6 from Mann Fine Wine, £254 a bottle from The Finest Bubble and £233 a bottle via Justerini & Brooks. Estimate price per bottle would be **£150 – £175**

**Grande Année 2005**: Estimate of £128 via wine-searcher, cases of 6 via Abingdon Fine Wine for £550 (£92 per bottle) / IG Wines for £570 (£95 per bottle) / Ideal Wine Company for £630 (£105 per bottle) with magnums for £468 at The Finest Bubble. Estimate price per bottle would be **£100 – £125**

**Grande Année 2007**: Lay & Wheeler are selling bottles for £110, for a case of 6 the price at UnCorked is £550 (£92 per bottle), wine-searcher estimates price at £130 and Berry Bros & Rudd are selling cases of 6 for £600 (£100 per bottle). Estimate price per bottle would be **£100 – £115**

**Grande Année 2008**: £179 estimate with wine-searcher, Fine Wine Direct selling at £220 a bottle, £230 via Tanners Wine Merchants and £248 a bottle with The Finest Bubble. Estimate price per bottle would be **£190 – £225**

**Grande Année 2012**: Majestic selling at £129 a bottle, £175 with Champagne Direct and a £126 estimate via wine-searcher. Estimate price per bottle would be **£125 – £150**

**Grande Année 2014**: £128 estimate via wine-searcher, £135 at Frazier’s Wine Merchants and £134 at The Finest Bubble. Estimate price per bottle would be **£125 – £135**

**Grande Année Rosé 1985**: £333 estimate is what wine-searcher thinks and iDealWine shows an auction lot in May 2022 sold at €400 (£345). Estimate price per bottle would be **£325 – £345**

**Grande Année Rosé 1990**: Wine-searcher estimates the price per bottle at £220, back in July 2000 a bottle sold at Christies for $978! (£775) and out of stock for now at Hedonism. Estimate price per bottle would be **£215 – £240**

**Grande Année Rosé 1995**: £260 estimate via wine-searcher, iDealWine estimates at €210 (£181) and Seckford Wines selling bottles for £255. Estimate price per bottle would be **£225 – £250**

**Grande Année Rosé 1996**: Wine Owners has a bottle for £240 and wine-searcher estimates at £232. Estimate price per bottle would be **£225 – £250**

**Grande Année Rosé 1999**: £183 estimate on wine-searcher and a case of 6 bottles on Justerini & Brooks for £1,000 (£183 per bottle). Estimate price per bottle would be **£180 – £200**

**Grande Année Rosé 2002**: £181 estimate with wine-searcher, £1,341 (£224 per bottle) for a case of 6 with Goedhius, a case of 6 bottles for £1,205 (£201 per bottle) at Bordeaux Index and £1,075 (£179 per bottle) for a case of 6 with WineOwners. Estimate price per bottle would be **£175 – £215**

**Grande Année Rosé 2004**: £117 estimate with wine-searcher, £660 (£110 per bottle) for a case of 6 via Bordeaux Index, Mann Fine Wine has a case of 6 for £855 (£143 per bottle) and £750 (£125 per bottle) for a case of 6 from Berry Bros & Rudd. Estimate price per bottle would be **£120 – £140**

**Grande Année Rosé 2005**: £172 estimate via wine-searcher, £170 a bottle with Lay & Wheeler, Bordeaux Index with a case of 6 bottles for £900 (£150 per bottle) and a case of 6 bottles for £925 (£154 per bottle) excluding duty and VAT with Ideal Wine Company. Estimate price per bottle would be **£150 – £175**

**Grande Année Rosé 2007**: Wine-searcher estimates at £132, Crop & Vine with a case of 3 magnums at £645 and Uncorked with a case of 6 bottles for £650 (£108 per bottle). Estimate price per bottle would be **£125 – £150**

**Grande Année Rosé 2012**: A £143 estimate with wine-searcher, £117 a bottle with Lay & Wheeler, Chelsea Vintners selling cases if 6 for £700 (£117 per bottle) and WineBourse with a case of 6 for £923 (£153 per bottle). Estimate price per bottle would be **£115 – £130**

**Grande Année Rosé 2014**: Estimate on wine-searcher is £156, with Lay & Wheeler it is £116 a bottle, £176 with Hedonism and £175 with Davy’s. Estimate price per bottle would be **£155 – £175**

**Christopher Walkey**

Co-founder of Glass of Bubbly. Journalist and author focused on Champagne & Sparkling Wines and pairing them with foods.