2002 Bollinger Extra Brut R D
Champagne Blend - 750ML
  • JS 99
  • WS 96
  • JG 95
  • AG 95
  • BH 94
  • JR 93

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JS 99
jamessuckling.com, October 2016
It's striking that is as fresh as it is given the ten years in the cellars. It has a fine citrus nose with plenty of lemons, grapefruit and yellow chalky notes, not to mention some lighter floral elements. The palate is... It's striking that is as fresh as it is given the ten years in the cellars. It has a fine citrus nose with plenty of lemons, grapefruit and yellow chalky notes, not to mention some lighter floral elements. The palate is super dry (dosage at 3-4g), and there's a silky, sherbet-like texture that makes this smooth fine and long. The citrus flavors give way to the surging acidity and the finish twists very slowly through to lightly toasted cashew nuts mingled with complex fruit and citrus flavors. Disgorged October 22, 2013.
WS 96
Wine Spectator, August 2015
A fine example of power married to elegance, this is impeccably balanced, with a mouthwatering palate of crème de cassis, toasted brioche, fleur de sel and crystallized honey flavors. The rich, smoky underpinning is... A fine example of power married to elegance, this is impeccably balanced, with a mouthwatering palate of crème de cassis, toasted brioche, fleur de sel and crystallized honey flavors. The rich, smoky underpinning is carried on a finely detailed bead. Disgorged March 2014. Drink now through 2030. From France. — A.N.
JG 95
View From The Cellar, September 2016
The 2002 Bollinger R.D. is comprised of a blend of sixty percent pinot noir and forty percent chardonnay, with the wine being finished with a low dosage of 3.5 grams per liter. This is one of the most beautiful young... The 2002 Bollinger R.D. is comprised of a blend of sixty percent pinot noir and forty percent chardonnay, with the wine being finished with a low dosage of 3.5 grams per liter. This is one of the most beautiful young vintages of R.D. that I have ever had the pleasure to taste, as the wine soars from glass in a blaze of apple, peach, patissière, a touch of hazelnut, beautifully complex soil tones, gentle smokiness and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and generous with pure fruit at the core, with utterly refined mousse, bright acids, lovely focus and grip and a very long, focused and complex finish. At age fourteen, this wine is nicely open for business and utterly charming, but it has the balance to also age long and very gracefully. A simply beautiful vintage of R.D. (Drink between 2016-2040)
AG 95
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, December 2017
The most remarkable thing about the 2002 Extra Brut R.D. is how tense and structured it is. Despite having been disgorged over two years ago, the 2002 is very much tightly wound. After several hours, the power and... The most remarkable thing about the 2002 Extra Brut R.D. is how tense and structured it is. Despite having been disgorged over two years ago, the 2002 is very much tightly wound. After several hours, the power and resonance of the vintage start to come through, along with the natural richness of Pinot from Aÿ. Whereas most 2002 Champagnes are quite ripe in profile, the 2002 R.D. has plenty of depth, but it is depth through concentration as opposed to elevated ripeness. The low dosage style further adds to that sensation. Hints of chamomile, sage, dried flower and red fruits emerge over time, but only with reluctance. I would prefer to cellar the 2002 for at least a few years. If that is not possible, readers should open the wine at least a few hours in advance. Even so, the 2002's best drinking lies somewhere in the future. My sense is that the 2002 will be at its best between the ages of 20 and 30. Disgorged: September 11, 2015.
BH 94
Burghound, January 2015
There is a trace of reduction present though it’s not so much as to mask the elegant and really lovely brioche, citrus and green apple nuances. There is a notably refined bead to the mousse that is dense yet not... There is a trace of reduction present though it’s not so much as to mask the elegant and really lovely brioche, citrus and green apple nuances. There is a notably refined bead to the mousse that is dense yet not aggressive allowing the beautifully delineated yet subtly shaded flavors to shine before culminating in a beautifully long, complex and classy finish. As the RD almost always is this is full-flavored yet it arguably drinks like a blanc de blanc because of its purity and subtlety. In a word this is gorgeous and while it could be drunk now I would advise continuing to hold it for another 4 to 7 years first. 2020+
JR 93
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2017
Deep straw. Doesn't look at all fizzy although there is a very fine bead on the palate. Strong mushroom-soup aroma (very Bollinger!). A slight edge of decay; an extreme champagne. Bone dry – uncompromising. Far from... Deep straw. Doesn't look at all fizzy although there is a very fine bead on the palate. Strong mushroom-soup aroma (very Bollinger!). A slight edge of decay; an extreme champagne. Bone dry – uncompromising. Far from fruity but a valid expression of the house and vintage. Complex and intellectual but has less persistence than I was expecting.
Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2002
Percent alcohol 12%
Closure Cork