The release of Bollinger R.D., their vintage prestige cuvée that is “recently disgorged”, is always a major event in Champagne circles. By allowing extended lees ageing in the cellar before disgorgement, the intention was always to produce a wine with the great aromatic intensity only seen in the finest vintages offset by a wonderful freshness on the palate. Back in 1967 when it was first released it was revolutionary both for bearing the name of the cuvée for the first time and specifying a disgorgement date, as well as the very low dosage (addition of sugar). In homage to its roots, the 2007 label has been redesigned using its original aluminium alloy material and the date of disgorgement appears once again.
Expect a classical wine with spicy aromas and notes of fruit, brioche and honey, and striking freshness on the palate, which also reveals notes of white plum, walnut and aniseed and good minerality. This vintage, which shows the signature Bollinger powerful house style, is made up of 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 14 crus, including 91% Grand Crus and 9% Premier Crus.
Bollinger R.D. 2007 will be available from fine wine merchants from 9th March, at £625.00 per 6x75cl case in bond.