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Bollinger R.D. 1988 Champagne 1.5L

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Bollinger R.D. 1988 - Magnum - 1.5L Magnum - 1.5L   £1,824.95
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Bollinger R.D.
Bollinger R.D.
Description & Technical Information
Madame Bollinger created the first vintage of this now legendary prestige cuvée in 1961 with the launch of R.D. 1952. An acronym for Recently Disgorged, Bollinger R.D. is the result of Madame Bollinger's great vision: an expert wine with aromas enhanced by its exceptionally long maturation in the Bollinger family cellars - more than three times longer than required. Bollinger R.D. is also James Bond's favourite champagne.

Weather: The 1988 vintage was a late, rainy season with a good yield and perfect acidity. Generally considered a very good vintage, champagnes from this year are typically full-bodied and will remain in a condition of wonderful balance for a long time to come.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 66% Grand Cru, 34% Premier Cru
Grape Varieties: 72% Pinot Noir, 28% Chardonnay
Ageing: 21 years on the lees
Disgorged: May 2010
Dosage: 6 g/l
Drink: Now to 2031+

Tasting Note: This displays a deep, dark golden colour and a wonderfully complex, toasty nose showing some nice evolution. The palate is classic Bollinger: solid and precise with masses of acidity. Remarkably, this is still quite tense and will no doubt continue to develop well. Such lovely complexity - an elegant, balanced wine with real finesse.
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