Descrição

Mucho más que un champagne en palabras de sus propios creadores, "la experiencia Bollinger R.D." es "el contraste entre un gran frescor y los excepcionales aromas de un millésime antiguo". Sus iniciales RD que acompañan al nombre de la maison hacen referencia a “Récemment Dégorgé”, en castellano "recién degollado". Además, a los cinéfilos les gustará saber que este espumoso es el favorito de James Bond. Este 2008 tiene gran precisión y esplendor increíble. Gran frescor en boca y aromas excepcionales. 

 

Detalhes do produto

Tipo
Champagne
Colheita
2008
Álcool
12.5% vol.
Variedade
71% Pinot noir, 29% Chardonnay
Origem
Champagne

Prova

Vista
De color dorado con intensos reflejos.
Nariz
Aroma goloso con toques de mazapán. Las notas de compota de albaricoque, miel y miga de pan acompañan a las notas frescas de bergamota.
Boca
Gran efervescencia con sabores a ciruelas mirabel y melocotón de viña completan las notas cítricas. Enérgico y de gran complejidad con un toque salino final que acompaña a los recuerdos de avellanas frescas que convierten al conjunto en muy persistente.
Temperatura de servir
Se recomienda servir entre 6 y 8 ºC.
Consumo
Ahora y hasta 2030 aproximadamente si se conserva en óptimas condiciones.
Combinação
Extraordinario con avellanas y quesos como gruyere y candelous.

Vinha e preparação

Descrição
Uvas procedentes de 18 crus, de los cuales un 91% son Grands crus y un 9% Premiers crus.
Clima
Continental.
Colheita
Vendimia manual en pequeñas cajas.
Vinificação
Fermentación exclusivamente en barricas. Solo las mejores millésimes ascienden al rango de Bollinger R.D.
Envelhecimento
Su tiempo de crianza es muy largo, más de cuatro veces superior a las reglas establecidas por la AOC Champagne. Todo el proceso se lleva a cabo con tapón de corcho natural.
Engarrafamento
Bollinger R.D. se lanza al mercado tan solo unos meses después de su degüelle, lo que garantiza una frescura inigualable. Dosificación muy baja, Extra Brut, (3 gramos de azúcar por litro).

Avaliação dos especialistas

The Wine Advocate:

When I was tasting Bollinger's brilliant Grande Année in this vintage, I was trying to imagine how good the 2008 Extra-Brut R. D. would be, as the style of the vintage seems almost perfectly adapted to this cuvée. Four years later, we have the answer, and the wine is brilliant. Disgorged in 2022, it's more reserved out of the gates than the dramatic Grande Année was on release, unwinding in the glass with notes of crisp orchard fruit, orange peel, freshly baked bread, subtle hints of fino sherry, wet stones and macadamia nut. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with a deep core of fruit that's animated by racy acids and a refined pinpoint mousse, concluding with a bone-dry finish. Extremely harmonious and full of youthful energy, it's the finest R. D. of the decade and one that will richly reward a bit of additional age on cork. In style, the most obvious comparison is with the 1996, but the 2008 is more integrated and harmonious on release. These bottles were disgorged late last year with three grams per liter dosage. - William Kelley. 

James Suckling:

Amazing aromas of sweet uncooked pie crust with almonds. Then you smell dried apples, apricots and pineapple. Grilled fruits, too. Full-bodied. So tangy and energetic with sizzling acidity and creamy tannins. Flavorful and lightly oxidized at the finish. Smacking my lips. Agile. Ginger and spices. A touch of bitter complexity with some salinity. Extreme character that grabs your attention. 13 years and six months aging on the lees with cork. 3 grams dosage. 71% pinot noir and 29% chardonnay. Don’t serve too cold. Drink or hold.

Decanter:

Bright in colour with gold reflections, the aromatics are immediately captivating, with marzipan, acacia, apricot and patisserie all vying for attention. It’s impossibly youthful yet reassuringly mature, a bread basket of delicious contradiction. Cerebral seduction ensues on the palate, with dried fruits, bergamot and lime joining the party, then come the hazelnut notes – which have been identified as a leitmotif for the vintage – and a clean, almost chalky finish to restore rigorous harmony. Precision in no way undermines generosity, and generosity in no way undermines potential. A very fine piece of work all in all, tasted from magnum, alongside bottle and jeroboam. Disgorged: November 2022. Dosage: 3g/L. - Simon Field MW.