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  • Country ranking ?

    3 051
  • Producer ranking ?

    58
  • Decanting time

    No
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

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

Medium, Gold and Bright

ending

Long

flavors

Bread, Apricot, Mushrooms and Mineral

nose

Complex, Closed and Wide

taste

High in Acidity, Balanced, Concentrated, Developing, Firm, Focused, Refined and Dry

Verdict

Intelligent and Fine

Written Notes

More mute and more potent than the exotic Grande Année of the same year. The wine has acquired R. D. character by this time and it is difficult to predict how long it will be on top. What further complicates the matter is that this R. D. wine is going to be disgorged several times, which makes it almost impossible to predict the development of the bottle one is about to drink. One guess is that this wine is going to peak two years after disgorging into a normal bottle, and three to four years after disgorging into a magnum. The wine itself has a pronounced house-character, with great masculine fleshiness and mushroom notes combined with dark chocolate and windfall fruit.
  • 93p
A 1990 Bollinger RD was not exactly welcome due to my headbanging night prior, but it got me back on the wagon with its tasty and slightly oxidized style. It was disgorged in 2005, eight years ago, which almost fit into my ‘needs at least 10 years of disgorgement’ theory. This was ready to go and enjoyable in its bready, beefy way (93).
  • 93p
Good looking magnum size bottle.
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  • 94p

Information

Origin

Ay, Champagne

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 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  R.D. Bollinger 1990  ( Bollinger )

"More mute and more potent than the exotic Grande Année of the same year. The wine has acquired R. D. character by this time and it is difficult to predict how long it will be on top. What further complicates the matter is that this R. D. wine is going to be disgorged several times, which makes it almost impossible to predict the development of the bottle one is about to drink. One guess is that this wine is going to peak two years after disgorging into a normal bottle, and three to four years after disgorging into a magnum. The wine itself has a pronounced house-character, with great masculine fleshiness and mushroom notes combined with dark chocolate and windfall fruit."

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 John Kapon / CEO / Ackerr Merrall & Condit, Pro (United States)  tasted  R.D. Bollinger 1990  ( Bollinger )

"A 1990 Bollinger RD was not exactly welcome due to my headbanging night prior, but it got me back on the wagon with its tasty and slightly oxidized style. It was disgorged in 2005, eight years ago, which almost fit into my ‘needs at least 10 years of disgorgement’ theory. This was ready to go and enjoyable in its bready, beefy way (93)."

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