2002 Bollinger Extra Brut R D

2002 Bollinger Extra Brut R D

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  • Champagne Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 99
  • JR 96
  • WS 96
  • BH 94

Reviews for 2002 Bollinger Extra Brut R D

JS 99
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, May 2014
Super fresh, this is striking given the 10 years in the cellars; it has a fine citrus nose - plenty of lemon, grapefruit, yellow chalky notes, some lighter floral elements too. The palate is super dry (dosage at 3-4g) and... Super fresh, this is striking given the 10 years in the cellars; it has a fine citrus nose - plenty of lemon, grapefruit, yellow chalky notes, some lighter floral elements too. The palate is super dry (dosage at 3-4g) and there's a silky, sherbet-like texture, smooth, fine and long. The citrus flavours give way to the driving surging acidity, thunderous acidity, really driving and powerful. The finish twists very slowly through to light-toasted cashew fruit flavours, but lemon citrus prevails. This is thrilling Champagne. Disgorged 22nd October, 2013. Drink from 2016.
JR 96
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, September 2014
60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay. 23 crus of which 71% are Grands Crus and the rest Premiers Crus. Dosage under 4 g/l. Very firm, savoury nose with Bollinger's trademark fungi. Very powerfully so but with excellent acidity... 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay. 23 crus of which 71% are Grands Crus and the rest Premiers Crus. Dosage under 4 g/l. Very firm, savoury nose with Bollinger's trademark fungi. Very powerfully so but with excellent acidity and lift on the palate. This is touted as a 50th anniversary offering because the first RD (Recently Disgorged) vintage released on the UK market was the 1952, in 1967 (so it was three years older than this 2002). It was launched at the same time as the 1953 on the French and Swiss markets and the 1955 on the American and Italian markets. A nod to British taste for seriously mature champagne? This wine should not be served too cool. It has real weight - though does not taste heavy. I loved it on first release as Grande Année and it is less austere now. A bit mellower and more open though still with the deep throat salve sensation on the finish. 19/20
WS 96
Wine Spectator - 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.
BH 94
Burghound - 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+