Bollinger / 2002 R.D. Extra Brut Champagne.

£170.00
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SKU:
EDC10170
Unit:
1 x 75cl Bottle
Rating:
99 Points / James Suckling.
Bollinger / 2002 R.D. Extra Brut Champagne

COUNTRY/REGION: France/Champagne.

ABV: 12%

THE BEST THAT CHAMPAGNE AND THE PASSING OF TIME CAN OFFER.

In the mid-1960s, while most Champagne Houses were developing unusually shaped bottles, Bollinger decided to concentrate on its signature taste. Although old vintages were not fashionable in 1967, Madame Bollinger was bold as ever. True to her pioneering spirit, she had the daring idea of marketing the 1952 vintage that had recently been disgorged and dosed as an Extra Brut.

This was the vision she championed: the absolute prestige of Bollinger lay in the wine itself, not in its vessel. In doing so, Madame Bollinger created a completely original tasting experience: the aromatic intensity of the finest vintages, contrasted with a wonderful freshness on the palate. This freshness is due to the natural acidity of the grapes during harvest, and is underscored by the Extra Brut dosage.

It was a revolution that would have a lasting impact on the Bollinger style, as well as the world of champagne as a whole.

This vintage bore the name of the cuvée for the very first time.
It would be known as Bollinger R.D. and its label was the first ever to specify a disgorgement date. Bollinger R.D. 2007 now once again sports all the codes of this legendary label: material, font and date of disgorging. Authenticity through the years.

TO THE EYE: Golden with subtle highlights.

TO THE NOSE: Aromas of stewed ripe fruit, particularly quince, but also a discreet note of honey. These are followed by roasted notes and cocoa, which give way to flavours of star anise and nutmeg.

ON THE PALATE: Full-bodied attack. Powerful but well-balanced, with persistent flavour. Mineral finish with touches of lemon revealing a pleasing bitterness.