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R.D. 2002

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Portfolio Portfolio Liquid Art
Product code Product code 133736
Format Format 3x750ml
Listing type Listing type Speculative
Status Status Available
Country Country France
Regulated designation Regulated designation Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region Region Champagne
Varietal(s) Varietal(s) Pinot Noir 60 %
Varietal(s) Varietal(s) Chardonnay 40 %
Color Color White
Sugar Sugar Extra brut
Closure type Closure type Cork


R.D. 2002

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- 99 Points -

May 2014

Super fresh, this is striking given the 10 years in the cellars; it has a fine citrus nose - plenty of lemon, grapefruit, yellow chalky notes, some lighter floral elements too. The palate is super dry (dosage at 3-4g) and there's a silky, sherbet-like texture, smooth, fine and long. The citrus flavours give way to the driving surging acidity, thunderous acidity, really driving and powerful. The finish twists very slowly through to light-toasted cashew fruit flavours, but lemon citrus prevails. This is thrilling Champagne.

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- 98 Points -

Anthony Gismondi, July 2016

Waiting for my glass to arrive at the tasting, I thought what could go wrong? The 2002 vintage is first rate, R.D. is always an experience and Bollinger never really ever screws it up. Guess what, this wine is the Holy Grail. I suppose it's why I taste so much ordinary wine; I constantly hope that someday it will all end up like this. Okay, dreaming aside, this is a fabulous bottle of bubble. Rich and creamy, bursting with acidity that propels the nutty nuanced brioche and mineral, honeyed palate to another level. Long, persistent, entertaining and brimming with weight and intensity it still walks a fine line of acidity and tightness that makes it electric on the palate. So long on the lees, it is now a history lesson in 2002 champagne. Beg, borrow (maybe not steal) the money but buy a bottle and experience one of the great mysteries of wine. The details are: 60/40 pinot noir/chardonnay; 23 crus: 71% Grand Crus, 29% Premier Cru; the dosage is a very low: 3 to 4 grams per liter or Extra Brut.

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Bollinger is a truly classic Champagne house and one of the world’s greatest wine producers, renowned for its elegance and refinement. Founded in 1829 in the village of Ay, by 1884 Bollinger received a Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria. Adding to its prestige, 1979 marked the beginning of one of the longest standing relationships in cinematic history; Bollinger has been the exclusive Champagne of James Bond ever since.

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