Bollinger

R.D. Extra Brut Champagne Blend

9.5521 ratings
9.5197 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
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Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

Disgorged in ‘13, rich, complex and leesy, brioche, toasted almond, peach, long finish.

Disgorged in ‘13, rich, complex and leesy, brioche, toasted almond, peach, long finish.

Sep 16th, 2018
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.2

Wayyyyy too young. Lots of oak on the nose. This is a massively endorsed champagne with richness, complexity and fine bubbles. This will be better in 20 years. Big time stuff

Wayyyyy too young. Lots of oak on the nose. This is a massively endorsed champagne with richness, complexity and fine bubbles. This will be better in 20 years. Big time stuff

May 11th, 2018
Delectable Wine

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9.6

Bollinger’s 1982 R.D., disgorged in 1995, makes for a great palate cleanser. Mature, but with enough freshness to drink well for at least another handful of years, the 1982 is a fabulous example of just how well Champagne can age with proper storage. Hints of almond, chamomile, mint, dried pear and baked apple leave a lasting impression in this super-polished, silky Bollinger. The 1982 retains quite a bit of freshness, especially considering it was disgorged more than a decade ago. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2016)

Bollinger’s 1982 R.D., disgorged in 1995, makes for a great palate cleanser. Mature, but with enough freshness to drink well for at least another handful of years, the 1982 is a fabulous example of just how well Champagne can age with proper storage. Hints of almond, chamomile, mint, dried pear and baked apple leave a lasting impression in this super-polished, silky Bollinger. The 1982 retains quite a bit of freshness, especially considering it was disgorged more than a decade ago. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2016)

Feb 16th, 2018
Greg Koslosky

Pretty fresh with vibrant acidity and toasty notes , of nut , nougat, brioche and ripe apple. Disgorged 1998.

Pretty fresh with vibrant acidity and toasty notes , of nut , nougat, brioche and ripe apple. Disgorged 1998.

Feb 10th, 2018
Ki Punwar

Owner, California Wine Republic

9.3

Very complex & enjoyable

Very complex & enjoyable

Nov 29th, 2017
George Chen

Chill

Chill

Nov 3rd, 2017
Greg Koslosky

Disgorged 1988.

Disgorged 1988.

Oct 22nd, 2017
Joyce Lin

Slightly yeasty, green apple, pear, lemon zest. Bright with racy acidity, vivid but pleasant. Fine bubbles. What a wonderful RD could be!

Slightly yeasty, green apple, pear, lemon zest. Bright with racy acidity, vivid but pleasant. Fine bubbles. What a wonderful RD could be!

Oct 8th, 2017
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.6

A superb bottle of the 2002 RD. Remains one of the freshest wines in a vintage that yielded so many opulent Champagnes. Terrific tonight.

A superb bottle of the 2002 RD. Remains one of the freshest wines in a vintage that yielded so many opulent Champagnes. Terrific tonight.

Aug 21st, 2017
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.7

13 years on the lees SUBLIME!

13 years on the lees SUBLIME!

Jul 15th, 2017