1997 Bollinger R.D.
Champagne Blend - 750ML
  • WE 97
  • WA 94
  • VN 94
  • WS 93

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WE 97
Wine Enthusiast, December 2010
Disgorged in 2009, this is a toasty wine, rich and concentrated. The idea of long aging before disgorging the yeast cells is to build up the unique complexity of the wine. In this Bollinger has succeeded magnificently. An... Disgorged in 2009, this is a toasty wine, rich and concentrated. The idea of long aging before disgorging the yeast cells is to build up the unique complexity of the wine. In this Bollinger has succeeded magnificently. An opulent wine, with aging potential for 10 years or more.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2010
The 1997 Extra Brut R.D. needs quite a bit of air to open up. The wine shows tons of depth in a dark, dramatic expression of the vintage. Ripe apricots, pears, smoke, minerals and ash are some of the nuances that flow... The 1997 Extra Brut R.D. needs quite a bit of air to open up. The wine shows tons of depth in a dark, dramatic expression of the vintage. Ripe apricots, pears, smoke, minerals and ash are some of the nuances that flow from this broad-shouldered, expansive Champagne. Once again, I find striking depth and detail in all dimensions of the wine. Personally, I am more inclined to the style of the Grande Annee, but the 1997 R.D. is undoubtedly a gorgeous Champagne. This is an intense wine that needs to be paired with food. The 1997 R.D is 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay of which 75% is Grand Cru and 25% is Premier Cru. This is Lot L017935. Disgorged January 4, 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2017. - AG
VN 94
Vinous, November 2010
(65% pinot noir and 35% chardonnay) Light yellow-gold. Expansive, smoky aromas of dried citrus fruits, peach, poached pear and honey, with a slow-building spiciness. Open-knit and gently sweet on entry, then tighter and... (65% pinot noir and 35% chardonnay) Light yellow-gold. Expansive, smoky aromas of dried citrus fruits, peach, poached pear and honey, with a slow-building spiciness. Open-knit and gently sweet on entry, then tighter and more mineral-driven in the middle palate, offering lively orange and orchard fruit flavors and touches of nougat and praline. Smoothly melds richness and vivacity, finishing with superb clarity and nervy persistence. Here's yet another impressive 1997, a vintage which seems doomed to live in the shadow of 1995 and 1996. This was disgorged after aging for eight years in its bottle under cork.- JR
WS 93
Wine Spectator, December 2010
There's a pleasant toastiness to this well-balanced Champagne, with flavors of hazelnut, cafe au lait, quince and candied citrus peel. The texture is very subtle and refined, and a hint of burnt sugar lingers on the... There's a pleasant toastiness to this well-balanced Champagne, with flavors of hazelnut, cafe au lait, quince and candied citrus peel. The texture is very subtle and refined, and a hint of burnt sugar lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2015. 7 cases imported.–AN
Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 1997