R.D. stands for Récemment Dégorgé, recently disgorged: Madame Bollinger created this legendary vintage in 1967, giving the world the opportunity to taste a champagne aged on lees for an exceptionally long time. Her great vision? Enabling knowledgeable wine connoisseurs to share a very special moment, when very recently disgorged wine is as fresh and aromatic as ever. It was a small revolution in the world of champagne… The daring Bollinger R.D. could only become James Bond’s favourite champagne.
66% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay. 16 crus: 88% Grands crus and 12% Premiers crus. Fermentation entirely in oak barrels. Only the very best vintages are elevated to the level of Bollinger R.D.: with time, 2004 revealed a beautiful aromatic potential and an extraordinary brilliance. Bright and deep gold. Abundant stewed and candied fruits, accompanied by touches of sweet spice on the nose. With time, notes of mirabelle and preserved orange unfold in the glass. A grand and intense cooked fruit palate with tarte tatin flavours. Full and harmonious.