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 With very traditional, almost outdated, production methods, with oak vinification allowing for greater ageing potential and its homage to the Pinot Noir grape, Bollinger is quite a unique brand to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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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