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Bollinger R.D. 2002

Time, Rarity, Boldness

This is the result of Madame Bollinger’s great vision: an expert wine with aromas enhanced by its exceptionally long maturation, it will last forever.

James Bond’s favourite champagne.

Blend of the 2002 vintage 
60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay 
23 crus: mainly Aÿ, Verzenay, Bouzy and Tauxières for the Pinot Noir, 
Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger and Cuis for the Chardonnay - 71% Grands crus and 29% Premiers crus.
Exclusive use of the cuvee. Fermented entirely in barrels.
Only the very best among vintage champagnes become Bollinger R.D.: 2002 is definitely one of the most promising vintages of the last decade 
Maturation 
A very long maturation, more than three times longer than required by the appellation, for an infinite array of flavours: a true wine alchemy 
Dosage 
Very low: "Extra Brut"", 3 to 4 grams per liter


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.


All types of risotto, especially mushrooms or truffle risotto
Venison
Old Comté or Swiss Gruyère


Bollinger R.D. will enhance all gourmet cuisine but its aura is such that it creates a special occasion on its own. Offering it as a gift is a sign of a great friendship.
In order to fully appreciate its unique style, bouquet and aromas, it is best served between 8 and 10°C, or more.
Bollinger R.D. can be enjoyed right away to appreciate the exceptional freshness due to its recent disgorging; you may also choose to let it mature further: its ageing potential is endless.


R.D. stands for "Récemment Dégorgé", recently disgorged: Madame Bollinger created this legendary vintage in 1967, 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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Bollinger R.D. 1997

Time, Rarity, Boldness

This is the result of Madame Bollinger’s great vision: an expert wine with aromas enhanced by its exceptionally long maturation, it will last forever.


Blend of the 1997 vintage 

65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay 16 crus: 75% Grands crus, 25% Premiers crus 
Maturation 
A very long maturation, more than three times longer than required by the appellation, for an infinite array of flavours: a true wine alchemy 
Dosage 
Very low: "Extra Brut", 3 to 4 grams per liter


To the eye  

Deep golden colour, gentle mousse  
To the nose 
Scents of ripe fruits, apricots and almond paste. Roasted and brioche notes  
To the palate 
Ample and lively midpalate, rich aromas of tropical fruits and spices. Intense mature aromas coupled to a great freshness, a remarkable length.


All types of risotto, especially mushrooms or truffle risotto 
Venison 
Old Comté or Swiss Gruyère


Bollinger R.D. will enhance all gourmet cuisine but its aura is such that it creates a special occasion on its own. Offering it as a gift is a sign of a great friendship. 
In order to fully appreciate its unique style, bouquet and aromas, it is best served between 8 and 10°C, or more. 
Bollinger R.D. can be enjoyed right away to appreciate the exceptional freshness due to its recent disgorging; you may also choose to let it mature further: its ageing potential is endless.


R.D. stands for "Récemment Dégorgé", recently disgorged: Madame Bollinger created this legendary vintage in 1967, 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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