2002 Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut Champagne with Gift Box

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There are reportedly just a few thousand bottles of Bollinger's R.D. 2002, though actual numbers from the house are unavailable. The R.D. stands for "recently disgorged" and it was Madame Bollinger's answer to the call for a new prestige cuvee in the 1960s. "Bollinger's chef de cave, Gilles Descotes, told Decanter.com it was 'quite an easy decision' to make an RD from the 2002 vintage, which he described as a great year." From the winery: "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. Full-bodied attack. Powerful but well-balanced, with persistent flavour. Mineral finish with touches of lemon revealinng a pleasing bitterness."

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Description There are reportedly just a few thousand bottles of Bollinger's R.D. 2002, though actual numbers from the house are unavailable. The R.D. stands for "recently disgorged" and it was Madame Bollinger's answer to the call for a new prestige cuvee in the 1960s. "Bollinger's chef de cave, Gilles Descotes, told Decanter.com it was 'quite an easy decision' to make an RD from the 2002 vintage, which he described as a great year." From the winery: "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. Full-bodied attack. Powerful but well-balanced, with persistent flavour. Mineral finish with touches of lemon revealinng a pleasing bitterness."
Region France
Sub-Region Champagne
Vintage 2002
Winery Bollinger
Grape Varietals Chardonnay