Champagne Bollinger R.D. 2004 Extra Brut is released for sale In Bond. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for information on the release of Bollinger R.D..
Bollinger was established in 1829 and spreads over 165 hectares of vineyards. This fine Grande Marque house uses a high proportion of its own grapes in their blends. The 2004 R.D. has 66% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay, from 16 crus: 88% Grands crus and 12% Premiers crus. Disgorged 20 November 2017. Dosage 3 g/l.
“Quite different to the regular bottle, with much more autolytic character and riper fruit too with a sort of orange peel fruit. Has the same slight honeyed note and generous flinty note. Not the biggest in terms of sheer weight, but certainly packed full of flavour. 18.5” Richard Hemming MW, March 2018 jancisrobinson.com
“Very classical forward, intense, tertiary RD (recently disgorged) nose with brioche, spice box and candied fruit. Fine, piercing acidity is ably supplemented by a bone dry, richly textured, vinous mouthfeel that glides across the palate. Great generosity, complexity and youthful harmony with orange peel, tart-tatin, bread, roasted cashew, minerals and nougat flavours. Elegantly well-structured with a fine persistent mousse and a long saline finish. This is absolutely ready now, particularly if you prefer your RD with a deliberately fresh and vibrant aromatic profile. According to cellar master Gilles Descotes, this is really the point of RD in certain vintages like 2004. ‘So I would recommend that you open it within the next twelve months in order to capture and enjoy this very particular aromatic expression.’ Alternatively, if you prefer a touch more honey and praline notes, keep it in bottle for another five years – or more! 96 points” John Stimpfig, March 2018 decanter.com
Offered for sale in bond. Price shown is per case (6x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate.