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    1 249
  • Producer ranking ?

    21
  • 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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Vintage 1996

R.D. stands for Récemment Dégorgé, recently disgorged: Madame Bollinger created this legendary vintage in 1961, giving the world the opportunity to taste a champagne aged on lees for an exceptionally long time. Her great vision? Enabling knowledgeable wine connoisseurs to share a very special moment, when very recently disgorged wine is as fresh and aromatic as ever. It was a small revolution in the world of champagne… The daring Bollinger R.D. could only become James Bond’s favourite champagne.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

14 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Medium and Clear

ending

Medium, Flavorful, Spicy and Neutral

flavors

Vanilla, Apricot, Coffee, Toasty, Honey and Creamy

nose

Intense, Refined, Seductive and Rich

recommend

Yes

taste

Low alcohol content, Well-structured, Well-Integrated, Multi-dimensional, Mature, Medium-bodied, Fresh, Round and Dry

Verdict

Fine

Written Notes

Ett så rikt och fruktigt vin att RD-karaktären inte riktig var där från start. Har numer dock växt i RD-kostymen. Här finns den klassiska Bollingerstilen med hasselnöt, bröd, svamp och rök. Nu mycket mörk i stilen med doft av tjära, färska Champignon de Paris(!) och tung imponerade smak. Inte elegans som i Krug, men den är verkligen på väg.
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Deep golden colour. Overt, vanilla-like oxidising milk, harmonious, beautiful, very fresh, firm, linear, lots to give still, no oxidative signs. Wax. Very long and intenst. Serious. But yougn. Crharred barrel
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Information

Origin

Ay, Champagne

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 Björnstierne Antonson / sommelier, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  R.D. Bollinger 1996  ( Bollinger )

"Ett så rikt och fruktigt vin att RD-karaktären inte riktig var där från start. Har numer dock växt i RD-kostymen. Här finns den klassiska Bollingerstilen med hasselnöt, bröd, svamp och rök. Nu mycket mörk i stilen med doft av tjära, färska Champignon de Paris(!) och tung imponerade smak. Inte elegans som i Krug, men den är verkligen på väg.
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1y 7m ago

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 Antti Korpela, Wine Collector (Finland)  tasted  R.D. Bollinger 1996  ( Bollinger )

"Perfect after 007 Spectre."

1y 11m ago

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 Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  tasted  R.D. Bollinger 1996  ( Bollinger )

"Deep golden colour. Overt, vanilla-like oxidising milk, harmonious, beautiful, very fresh, firm, linear, lots to give still, no oxidative signs. Wax. Very long and intenst. Serious. But yougn. Crharred barrel"

4y 10m ago

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 Edward Cuvée, Pro (Finland)  tasted  R.D. Bollinger 1996  ( Bollinger )

"Bolly R.D. 1996 NICE :P"

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