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Bollinger R.D.

A mature, complex and delicate champagne
75 cl.
2008
Gift
2008
98+ Parker
97 Decanter
99 Suckling
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Details
Alcohol 12.00%
Production area Champagne
Type of sparkling wine Champagne
Winery Bollinger
Contains sulphites
Varieties 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
Service 8.0
Tasting notes

Champagne Extra Brut.

Bollinger R.D. 2008 unfolds with a subtle charm and a mature character, brushing against sweetness. On the nose, it beguiles with an array of scents reminiscent of marzipan and honey, interwoven with the crispness of bergamot. On the palate, it is vivacious and intricate, with bubbles that pirouette to the tune of a rich and precise effervescence. Notes of mirabelle plums and vineyard peaches join with citrusy sparkles, culminating in a protracted saline finish that conjures images of fresh hazelnuts. The creamy texture of Bollinger R.D. 2008 renders it an enveloping and expressive champagne.

Style Bollinger R.D.
Dry
Sweet
Fruity
Creamy
Short ageing
Long ageing
Pairing
Foie-gras, Seafood, Aperitif

About Bollinger R.D.

Bollinger R.D. is a champagne made by the Bollinger winery, in Ay, in the heart of the Champagne region.



Since its foundation in 1829 in the Montagne de Reims, Maison Bollinger continues to make and age its champagnes as it has always done, managing to imprint the famous Bollinger identity seal, synonym of quality and prestige, year after year.

Bollinger has 174 hectares of its own vineyards available to produce most of its wines. 85% of these vineyards are classified as Grand Cru and Premier Cru, with two outstanding plots with pre-phylloxera vines, Clos Saint-Jacques and Chaudes Terres.

One of the most appreciated unique features of Bollinger are the reserve wines, bottled and aged in a corked magnum and classified by vintages, thus forming one of the largest reserves of this type of wine in the area.
 

Bollinger RD is a champagne made with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from vineyards that are 88% Grands Crus and the rest Premiers Crus. The soils are clayey-sandy with the presence of limestone.

The grapes are harvested at the optimum moment of ripeness using an exhaustive selection process, and are then fermented exclusively in oak barrels for over 5 years. The wine is aged in corked bottles for at least 8 years. It is a champagne with 3 grams of sugar per litre - an Extra Brut. The acronym RD means "recently disgorged" and the date of disgorgement is on the back-label.

 It is the most distinguished champagne of the Maison Bollinger and is only produced in those vintages in which the quality of the grapes is exceptional. Great storage capacity.

 

2008

Bollinger R.D. 2008 unfolds with a subtle charm and a mature character, brushing against sweetness. On the nose, it beguiles with an array of scents reminiscent of marzipan and honey, interwoven with the crispness of bergamot. On the palate, it is vivacious and intricate, with bubbles that pirouette to the tune of a rich and precise effervescence. Notes of mirabelle plums and vineyard peaches join with citrusy sparkles, culminating in a protracted saline finish that conjures images of fresh hazelnuts. The creamy texture of Bollinger R.D. 2008 renders it an enveloping and expressive champagne.

2007 Bollinger R.D. 2007 is a champagne with an elegant range of aromas on the nose where honey and brioche stand out. Gradually the spices (ginger, cumin, caraway) appear to harmoniously accompany its fruity notes (mirabelle plum, dried apricot) with a touch of fresh hazelnut. The mouthfeel is deliciously tense with white plum, walnut and anise. A complex and fresh, elegant and captivating champagne.
2004

Bollinger R.D. 2004 is a mature, complex and delicate champagne. The nose has a distinguished aroma of candied white fruit, with floral notes and those of fresh pastries. The palate entry is elegant, with a silky texture and a fine bubble.

2008
99 Suckling
98+ Parker
2007
98 Suckling
2004
97 Suckling
96 Winespectator

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