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  • Decanting time

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    Sushi

The Story

R.D. (Recently Disgorged) is the result of a great vision of Madame Bollinger, R.D. is a magnification of the very best that the Champagne region’s terroir has to offer. R.D. starts as a Grande Année, the prestige cuvée of Bollinger, and is allowed to mature for an extra 8 to 20 years, sometimes more. This special aging allows the wine to maintain a unique combination of freshness and vivacity, while developing delicate and complex aromas. The result is a unique style of its own that is highly acclaimed by Bollinger lovers and true wine connoisseurs. The disgorgement date - clearly stated on the back label - is informational. It does not mean that R.D. should be consumed soon afterwards. Much to the contrary, the R.D. wines are characterized by an impressive capacity to age, not only before, but also after the date of disgorgement.

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Gold and Bright

ending

Medium, Extensive and Lingering

flavors

Raspberry, Vanilla, Creamy, Nutty, Chocolate and Citrus

nose

Intense, Opulent, Ripe and Generous

taste

Balanced, Well-Integrated, Complex, Medium-bodied, Firm, Vigor, Ripe and Silky tannins

Verdict

Transparent and Well made

Written Notes

The march of Bollingers continued with a 1961 Bollinger RD, disgorged in 1972. The nose was clean, young and fresh with rich vanilla aromas that carried over to the palate. There was a lot of seltzer intensity to the finish in this excellent RD
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Origin

Ay, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  R.D. Bollinger 1961  ( Bollinger )

"The march of Bollingers continued with a 1961 Bollinger RD, disgorged in 1972. The nose was clean, young and fresh with rich vanilla aromas that carried over to the palate. There was a lot of seltzer intensity to the finish in this excellent RD"

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