Bollinger

R.D. Extra Brut Champagne Blend

9.5574 ratings
9.5214 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

8.8

Creme brûlée and apples. A bit evolved for my palate but still very nice. It actually felt younger the longer it was open. Tightened up with time

Creme brûlée and apples. A bit evolved for my palate but still very nice. It actually felt younger the longer it was open. Tightened up with time

Oct 7th, 2019
Jeremy Noye

CEO Morrell & Company

9.6

Aged on the cork twice. Disgorged 1998. Beautiful crystal like. Very elegant and fresh.

Aged on the cork twice. Disgorged 1998. Beautiful crystal like. Very elegant and fresh.

Aug 9th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Magnum

Magnum

Jul 27th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

Confrérie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany, Chapter Candidate Dinner; 22 June 2019 at Yono's, Albany, NY

(Donated bottles from one of our members, we strayed from our fully Burgundy tradition for starting the night, but in the best way possible.)

Confrérie Des Chevaliers du Tastevin Sous-Commanderie d'Albany, Chapter Candidate Dinner; 22 June 2019 at Yono's, Albany, NY

(Donated bottles from one of our members, we strayed from our fully Burgundy tradition for starting the night, but in the best way possible.)

Jun 22nd, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

*didn’t take notes

*didn’t take notes

Feb 21st, 2019
LM Segal

Dark golden with an ethereal nose of challah toast and fresh yeast. Rich, round and laced with honeysuckle, almost bereft of bubbles, this was just a beautiful wine.

Dark golden with an ethereal nose of challah toast and fresh yeast. Rich, round and laced with honeysuckle, almost bereft of bubbles, this was just a beautiful wine.

Feb 5th, 2019
Jennifer Lakari

Golden hue, yeasty notes. Delicious

Golden hue, yeasty notes. Delicious

Jan 4th, 2019
Conrad Green

Lovely rounded plush fruit. Nice gentle acidity and developed and broad on the palate. Mature and drinking well. From magnum

Lovely rounded plush fruit. Nice gentle acidity and developed and broad on the palate. Mature and drinking well. From magnum

Jan 1st, 2019
Hermes Cuello

Superb

Superb

Dec 16th, 2018
Charlie Evans

This was part of one of the more incredible things I’ve been apart of doing my job. A Bollinger R.D. Master Class with the chef de cave of the winery. Strictly Bolly R.D. designed to show the intricacies of champagne. Two ‘96 vintages, one disgorged 6 months prior, another disgorged 6 years prior. 3 different 2002 vintage R.D.’s with 3 different dosages, 2 of which were made specially for this class. One zero dosage, one at 3 g/l, and another at 8 g/l. 2004 vintage poured 15 mins apart to showcase how the wine shows differently when exposed to just a bit of air. Finally another 2004 bottled in magnum to show how the bottle size can affect the wine. A truly eye opening experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity. Just stellar.

This was part of one of the more incredible things I’ve been apart of doing my job. A Bollinger R.D. Master Class with the chef de cave of the winery. Strictly Bolly R.D. designed to show the intricacies of champagne. Two ‘96 vintages, one disgorged 6 months prior, another disgorged 6 years prior. 3 different 2002 vintage R.D.’s with 3 different dosages, 2 of which were made specially for this class. One zero dosage, one at 3 g/l, and another at 8 g/l. 2004 vintage poured 15 mins apart to showcase how the wine shows differently when exposed to just a bit of air. Finally another 2004 bottled in magnum to show how the bottle size can affect the wine. A truly eye opening experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity. Just stellar.

Nov 13th, 2018