66% Pinot Noir 34% Chardonnay from 100% Grands and Premiers Crus Champagne Vineyards.
To the eye R.D. 2004 is bright and deep gold. The nose displays an abundance of stewed and candied fruits, accompanied by touches of sweet spice. With time, notes of mirabelle and preserved orange unfold in the glass. Intense cooked fruit and tarte tatin flavours express themselves in a mouth that is full and harmonious.
"Very, very fruity – even at ten years old. Apple, lemon and lime, and something almost Fino-esque – the crossover of flor and autolysis perhaps? Very complex and individual." (RH) 17+/20 jancisrobinson.com
Produced exclusively with the cuvée juice from 16 Crus (88% Grands crus and 12% Premier crus). Bollinger R.D. is then fermented exclusively in small oak barrels and aged under natural cork in the cellars under Madame Bollinger’s house for more than four times longer than required by the appellation for an infinite array of flavours: a true wine alchemy. R.D. stands for Récemment Dégorgé, Recently Disgorged. Champagne Bollinger R.D. is released only a few months after it is disgorged guaranteeing the remarkable freshness of the wine.