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This was a fascinating discovery, thank you @vint_agedchampagne for the treat!!! @louisroederer_ Vintage 2003 from a very hot year where few vintages were made, but those like Roederer who selected from their extensive vineyard holding have made something spectacular from 66% Pinot Noir & 34% Chardonnay. When my wine tasting friend @essiavellan tasted this in 2009 her observations were:
90-92/100 @essiavellan Tasted March 2009
Medium-deep lemony colour. Soft, ripe fruit nose with red apples, cinnamon and sweet vanilla. The palate is round but with pleasant muscularity and balancing freshness. Long finish with lots of personality and fine, cool, gunpowdery minerality.
Yesterday I opened the bottle, the cork was nice and tight and plenty of “pop” and as I poured I was excited as the colour indicated it was in good condition and showing no signs of age. The aromatics were amazing, strongly stone fruit, dried pineapple, dark plums, hints of dark chocolate, bitter orange with an underlying spicy tone of cinnamon. The palate has a gentleness, its texture wrapping around your tongue like a velvety coating, quite glorious. Really developed in the glass and was a showy champagne that had aged elegantly. Great champagne can come from a hot vintage and shine bright 20 years after harvest! 18.5/20 Nick Baker TFB Founder.
Having recently tasted Bollinger 2003 and Taittinger 2003 and Dom Perignon 2003 all have been truly glorious and probably all of them are now at a beautiful drinking window.
#louisroederer #vintage #vintagechampagne #louisroedererchampagne #winelovers #champagnelife #champagne #delicious #whatayear
Bollinger R.D. 2008
2008 is the first R.D. to have been aged in the “1846” Bollinger bottle. This unique shape offers beneficial properties for the quality of the wine. The idea in using the curved shape of the bottle is to get that perfect balance of a “small magnum” with a narrower neck and a wider base, to very slightly slow down the oxygen exchange and therefore give a better quality wine with longer ageing potential.
96 → 98/100
“2008 is a remarkably slowly ageing vintage, thus it is laudable that Bollinger were able to lengthen RD’s lees ageing from 12 to 14 years here. The house shifting to the narrow-necked new bottle shape in 2008 adds an element of interest to this launch from the super hyped harvest year. The layered nose shows cool restraint with sweet patisserie and roasted chestnut over yellow apple, lemon zest and crunchy yellow plum fruit. Over time in the glass the charred, tobacco and nutty notes get enhanced with sweet vanilla, dried apricot and apple compote tones. On the palate the wine is as vigorous and tight as ever, with a linear and racy body leading to a long, super saline finish. Compared to the earlier launched La Grande Année edition of the wine, there is more flesh on the bone, but the wine manages to keep its elegant crystalline transparency. No doubt the record-low 3g/L dosage contributes, as Bollinger wants to stay true to the wine. Many wondered about the short original release of La Grande Année, but Bollinger did wisely to keep back a large number of bottles for release as RD thanks to the wine’s colossal ageing capacity. Even today the wine is structurally super youthful, but aromatics are already beautifully enriched by fine charred, smoky and biscuity complexity. This RD is an age-defying beauty. Bottle disgorged 28.10.2022.”
#bollinger #bollingerrd #vintagechampagne #champagne #bollingerchampagne #champagnebollinger #recentlydisgorged #newrelease
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Rare Brut Millesime 2006
Rare Brut Millesime 2008
Rare Brut Millesime 2013
93 → 95/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Deep golden, evolving colour. Charred, honey toned maturing nose with tropical fruit and oriental spices alongside candied orange and dried apricots notes. Broad on the lusciously textured palate, which offers a soft, fluffy mousse of a warm vintage. Wide open and expressive already, highly pleasurable today. An early bloomer of a vintage.”
96 → 99/100
Essi Avellan MW
““Tasting Rare 2008 upon launch, it is exquisitely elegant, radiantly fruity and mineral, but still holding back plenty. It is almost like a time bomb having so much fruit and vitality to it that it feels near immortal. Beautifully detailed nose with fresh fruity profile with pineapple, lemon, sweet vanilla and roasted coffee beans meeting liquorice and smoky almonds. The fruitiness is pure, ripe yet crunchy. On the palate it is tightly knit and driven with its crisp acidity perfectly bound to the radiant fruitiness. Lacey texture with shows tension, the wine finishes to a palate-cleansingly fresh salty tang. Really refined vintage of Rare with majestic longevity ahead.””
96 → 99/100
Essi Avellan MW
“The 2013 vintage is so very Rare, so pure. True to the classical Rare recipe its Chardonnay origins include a luxurious amount of Villers-Marmery and Côte de Blancs Grand Cru fruit, without forgetting the all-important ‘spice’ of Montgueux. The Pinot Noir mix plays with the cool verticality of Verzy and Verzenay, but on a crisp year like this more generosity was lent from for example plush Ambonnay and Bouzy fruit. Intense, shiny bright lemon-green colour. Stunningly refined toasty nose with fine herbal freshness, lemon and birch leaves. There is a lovely vanilla-laden exotic spicy touch to the pineapple and peach fruitiness. Creamy-caressing and salivatingly energetic at the same time. There is a lovely ethereal lightness to the airy whole. Perfectly pure and compact, promising extreme longevity and capacity for majestic complexity. ”
#rare #rarechampagne #rarebeauty #oldisgold #champagnelife #champagne #champagnepapi #raregems #champagnelovers
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