Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut 2004

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SKU
103114

"Almost airy and ethereal in texture, yet the finely woven flavor range goes on and on, echoing on the finish." Wine Spectator

£180.00
Total £180.00
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Grape Blend Pinot Noir 66%, Chardonnay 34%
Optimum Drinking 2020-2035
Winemaker Gilles Descôtes
Organic No
Reviewer Score 96
Reviewer Wine Spectator
SKU 103114
ABV 12.00%

Bollinger R.D. 2004 was purchased in its original wooden case and is in excellent condition.

Only the very best vintages are elevated to Bollinger R.D. status. This unique expression of the generous and ripe 2004 vintage is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from 16 Grand and Premier Cru sites, which has been aged for more than 13 years.

Bollinger was the first Champagne House to market the Late Disgorged concept, with the trademark RD. Late Disgorged refers to a Champagne that has been kept on its lees for much longer than usual between bottling and disgorging. The wine feeds off its lees tthroughout this time, acquiring great complexity, depth and richness.

Bollinger is one of the world's most iconic Champagnes. Established in the early 19th century by Jacques Bollinger and Paul Renaudin, Bollinger remains under the control of the wider family and is synonymous with rich, complex, classic Pinot Noir dominated Champagnes with great aging potential. Around 75% of Bollinger's grapes are harvested from its own vineyards to ensure quality.

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only.

"The lovely nose of acacia blossom, toast and graphite leads to flavors of poached quince, fleur de sel, white cherry, lemon pith and almond skin in this dry and harmonious Champagne. Almost airy and ethereal in texture, yet the finely woven flavor range goes on and on, echoing on the finish." Wine Spectator

"It's precisely like this Bollinger RD should taste from the beginning. Nobody can be disappointed here. Perhaps, 2004, is not one of the most heroic vintages but on the other hand one of the most classic. The very essence of the RD concept is to try to capture a wine's optimal maturity along with maximum freshness. The intensity of the mature layers of dark chocolate, tobacco, black truffles from Vaucluse and a melancholy hiking in the moist autumn forest is, at least, impressive...it tingles of lust on the tongue when stringency, chalk and jingling pure acids dance over the finish line." Richard Juhlin

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