A 88% of the grapes used to produce this Vintage Champagne come from Grand Cru vineyards. The remaining 12% were selected among the best Premier Cru plots.
The base wine was fermented in old French oak barrels previously used to age Chardonnay wines.
The letters R. D. mean "Récemment dégorgé" (recently disgorged). Thus, if we wish we can keep Bollinger R.D 2004 and age it in our cellar for a minimum of 10-12 years.
This Champagne from Reims has a pale, clean yellow colour with some grey tinges.
Fabulously refined, this blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is really in a class of its own. Bollinger R. D suggests aromas of sugar-coated white fruit, apple compote, quince jelly and honey, nicely underpinned by some extremely subtle, understated notes of toast, aniseed, nutmeg, cocoa shell and withered flowers.
Breathtakingly elegant and seductive, this Champagne by Maison Bollinger has real complexity, with focus and a great confidence. Caressing bubbles, exceptional acidity and a kaleidoscopic complexity which would be painful reducing to words. Endless, dreamy finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A monument of a wine, Bollinger R.D 2004 is amazingly deep and exhilarating.
Bollinger R.D. 2002:
Enterwine 96. Parker 92.
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Extra Brut|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Champagne|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||96|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Pinot Noir 66%, Chardonnay 34%.|
|Pairings||Alone, Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Caviar, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Foie Gras, Grilled fish, Oysters, Soup and rice, Stew, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Creamy with fine bubbles, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner|
The stuff of bourgeois dreams. Satin sheets, Hollywood movies, Mancini music, Cortina d'Ampezzo, St. Tropez... Let's drink to the impossible life!!
World-class sparkler. It will live 10-15 years more.