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Bollinger R.D. 2007

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RegionChampagne
SubregionChampagne
ColourWhite
TypeSparkling

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Champagne2007Bollinger R.D.

6 bottle minimum order

BT4 \ 9571,500.001297 WK57166.6666666666797.0097.00Bollinger R.D.0.7530
Champagne2007Bollinger R.D.

Disgorged 10/7/2020

MG3 \ 3211,620.00697 WK2118097.0097.00Bollinger R.D.1.530
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Tasting Notes

Disgorged on July 10, 2020, with three grams per liter dosage, Bollinger's eagerly awaited 2007 Extra-Brut R. D. is beautiful, unwinding in the glass with aromas of crisp orchard fruit, citrus pith and white flowers mingled with hints of honey, orange oil, buttery pastry, English walnuts and delicately spicy bass notes. Full-bodied, vibrant and incisive, it's unusually elegant and structurally fine-boned for what is routinely one of Champagne's more muscular tête de cuvées, with a bright spine of acidity that's cloaked in vibrant, concentrated fruit, complemented by a pearly pinpoint mousse and concluding with an intensely sapid finish. Long and penetrating, this is a tightly coiled R. D. that will reward bottle age. 2021 - 2037

97
William Kelley, Wine Advocate, March 2021

Bollinger’s 2007 R.D. is superb, but it is also a wine that reflects the nature of a unique and challenging growing season. In most vintages the R.D. is marked by the distinct creaminess and breadth of Aÿ Pinot Noir. Two thousand seven, though, was a difficult year marked by very dry weather, rain at the end of the growing season and an early harvest in August, something that was not as common as it has become. Selection was essential. For the 2007, the blend is composed of just 14 villages compared to the more typical 18-25. Verzenay is the main Pinot component while Cramant plays the leading role in the Chardonnays. For these reasons, the 2007 is an R.D. driven by more focus, energy and tension than readers are used to seeing. Lemon confit, dried flowers, sage, mint, crushed rocks, almond and ginger are some of the aromas and flavors that give the 2007 its complex, multi-faceted personality.

The 2007 can be enjoyed now, but I would prefer to cellar it for a few years. It will age effortlessly for decades as it moves through the various phases of its life. I was reminded of the way Champagne can magically traverse time by magical bottles of the 1976 R.D. and 1996 Vieilles Vignes Françaises I tasted recently. The blend is 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, 91% Grand Cru fruit and the rest Premier Cru. Bollinger fans will notice the return of the original label, with the disgorgement date clearly visible, a tribute to Madame Bollinger, who was a pioneer in so many ways. Disgorged: July 10, 2020. Dosage is 3 grams per liter.

97
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, March 2021

2007 is in most hands a weak and diluted vintage that I normally avoid. The exception is spelled Bollinger! The powerful house style often shines brighter during lighter vintages, the vintage wines from Bollinger are top on my list from 2007. The wine was already like La Grande Année classically built and balanced with good depth and tightly beautiful malic acids. Now in the R.D. version, the minerality is even clearer with macadam, chalk and gunpowder smoke. The champagne is extremely slim with a slightly buttery vanilla-like note as the top layer on above the dry notes of cocoa, hazelnut cream, dried apricots, blood orange and red juicy apples. An unusually fine-tuned classic.

94
Richard Juhlin, Champagne Club, June 2020

Straw/lemon in colour with a fine and persistent mousse. Initially bready and yeasty on the nose with hints of apples and pears. A distinct perfume of ripe strawberries from the high percentage of Pinot Noir in the blend and an attractive smoked almond character too. On the palate the wine is generous, textured, full and rounded but with plenty of steeliness too lending tension. Both opulence and precision. This is open, forward an absolutely ready to drink as you would expect from R.D. Lovely lingering end palate. We loved the original Grande Annee 2007 and there is therefore no surprise about the quality of its R.D. successor. Bottle tasted disgorged 10th July 2020. 70% Pinot Noir & 30% Chardonnay.

94
Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, March 2021
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