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  • Country ranking ?

    843
  • Producer ranking ?

    36
  • Decanting time

    10min
  • When to drink

    now to 2025
  • Food Pairing

    foie gras & aged Comté cheese

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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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Wine Information

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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Tasting note

color

Full, Gold and Evolved

ending

Long and Lingering

flavors

Toasty and Mineral

nose

Wide and Refined

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Balanced, Complex, Full-bodied, Focused, Rich, Fresh and Dry

Verdict

Sophisticated

Written Notes

Broad, tannin-rich Champagne with a musky and gamy nose. Bollinger's characteristic “sauna tone” (from the oak barrels) takes center-stage. A mature, slightly abrupt power-pack that has charm. Very elegant and honeysuckle-scented with severe acidity—if you are allowed, as I was, to drink a magnum directly from the house. Probably quite tired in regular bottles but beautiful direct from the Bolly cellar.
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Information

Origin

Ay, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Outstanding

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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