Bollinger

R.D. Extra Brut Champagne Blend

9.5263 ratings
9.597 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.3

WNH NY, 2021.
The only bubbles on the table tonight, gifted by
@Shay A - thank you, Shay.
For an “extra brut”, I was surprised how sweet this presented. Lovely toasty nose was closely followed by a very energetic mid-palate. I’d like to re-taste this as I thought I detected a hint of boytrytis on the finish, which blurred the clarity of the expression for me. Still very enjoyable, tho…

WNH NY, 2021.
The only bubbles on the table tonight, gifted by
@Shay A - thank you, Shay.
For an “extra brut”, I was surprised how sweet this presented. Lovely toasty nose was closely followed by a very energetic mid-palate. I’d like to re-taste this as I thought I detected a hint of boytrytis on the finish, which blurred the clarity of the expression for me. Still very enjoyable, tho…

Oct 3rd, 2021
Elizabeth

Fine bubbles and sweet peaches. Very enjoyable.

Fine bubbles and sweet peaches. Very enjoyable.

Dec 5th, 2020
Lee Pitofsky

*didn’t take notes

*didn’t take notes

Feb 21st, 2019
Hermes Cuello

Superb

Superb

Dec 16th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Disgorged in ‘13, rich, complex and leesy, brioche, toasted almond, peach, long finish.

Disgorged in ‘13, rich, complex and leesy, brioche, toasted almond, peach, long finish.

Sep 16th, 2018
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.2

Wayyyyy too young. Lots of oak on the nose. This is a massively endorsed champagne with richness, complexity and fine bubbles. This will be better in 20 years. Big time stuff

Wayyyyy too young. Lots of oak on the nose. This is a massively endorsed champagne with richness, complexity and fine bubbles. This will be better in 20 years. Big time stuff

May 11th, 2018
Justin Bothur

Nice and lees-y as it should.

Nice and lees-y as it should.

Apr 8th, 2018
George Chen

Chill

Chill

Nov 3rd, 2017
Joyce Lin

Slightly yeasty, green apple, pear, lemon zest. Bright with racy acidity, vivid but pleasant. Fine bubbles. What a wonderful RD could be!

Slightly yeasty, green apple, pear, lemon zest. Bright with racy acidity, vivid but pleasant. Fine bubbles. What a wonderful RD could be!

Oct 8th, 2017
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.6

A superb bottle of the 2002 RD. Remains one of the freshest wines in a vintage that yielded so many opulent Champagnes. Terrific tonight.

A superb bottle of the 2002 RD. Remains one of the freshest wines in a vintage that yielded so many opulent Champagnes. Terrific tonight.

Aug 21st, 2017