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Bollinger Champagne R.D. Extra Brut 2002

Bollinger Champagne R.D. Extra Brut 750ml 2002          
Sku: 1896081*

This is the result of Madame Bollingerís great vision: an expert wine with aromas enhanced by its exceptionally long maturation, it will last forever; James Bondís favourite champagne.

 Wine Spectator 96 points (Aug 26 2015)
A fine example of power married to elegance, this is impeccably balanced, with a mouthwatering palate of creme de cassis, toasted brioche, fleur de sel and crystallized honey flavors. The rich, smoky underpinning is carried on a finely detailed bead. Disgorged March 2014. Drink now through 2030. From France.-A.N.
 Wine Spectator 96 points (Dec 15 2014)
A racehorse of a Champagne, showing ample power in a sleek, harmonious package. This is structured by firm, steely acidity, seamlessly woven with concentrated layers of roast almond, crushed black raspberry, candied kumquat and ginger, fleur de sel and pastry flavors. Mouthwatering, with a lasting, spiced finish. Disgorged October 22, 2013. Drink now through 2030. -AN
 Vinous 94 points (Dec 2014)
(60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay; about 4 g/l dosage; disgorged on October 22, 2013): Light gold. Powerful, mineral-laced scents of orange zest, pear skin, iodine and chamomile, with a hint of anise in the background. On the palate, vibrant orchard and citrus fruit flavors unfurl slowly, picking up toasty lees and mace nuances that build on the back half. Sappy, tightly focused and stony, finishing with excellent thrust and building florality. This is showing an extremely youthful profile for its age and while I know that the received wisdom is that R.D. wines should be drunk soon after release, I’d let this one get some more years on it.

Food pairing
All types of risotto, especially mushrooms or truffle risotto Venison Old Comte or Swiss Gruyere

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Country: France
Region: Champagne
Grape Varietal: Champagne Blend
Type: Sparkling
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