R.D. (Recently Disgorged) is the result of a great vision of Madame Bollinger, R.D. is a magnification of the very best that theChampagne region's terroirhas to offer. R.D. starts as a Grande Année, the prestige cuvéeof Bollinger, and is allowed to mature for an extra 8 to 20 years, sometimes more.
The 2002 Bollinger R.D. displays golden hue with subtle highlights. Aromas of stewed ripe fruit, particularly quince, but also a discreet note of honey. These are followed by roasted notes of cocoa, which give way to flavors of star anise and nutmeg. Full bodied attack. Powerful but well-balanced, with persistent flavor. Mineral finish with touches of lemon revealing a pleasing bitterness.
Blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay