Bollinger R.D. 1997


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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: sparkling wine
Vintage: 1997 Other vintages
Appellation:Champagne (Champagne, France)
Winery: Bollinger
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 12.00%
Type Of Sparkling: Extra Brut
Bollinger produces this Bollinger R.D. 1997 (£334.16), a sparkling wine from the region of Champagne with a blend based on pinot noir and chardonnay of 1997 and has an alcoholic content of 12.00%. The Bollinger R.D. 1997 is the ideal sparkling to combine with cheese and starters. Drinks&Co users reviewed this sparkling wine with 4 of 5 points while renowned wine guides give the following ratings: robert parker: 94 and wine spectator: 93.

Description of Bollinger R.D. 1997

Bollinger R.D. 1997 (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir)

Bollinger RD 1997 (Pinot Noir 62% Chardonnay 38%)

The term RD refers to the practice of recent disgorgement; this wine is essentially La Grande Année, but with the wine left on the lees for an extended period of time, in the case of this bottle more than 10 years as it was disgorged in early 2009. The dosage is lower than for Grande Année, so the finished product is drier. This wine has one of the finest beads I have ever seen, and it has a very fine nose, full and ripe, aromatic and yet full of youthful, fresh, zesty character. It has a very pure and gentle style, fresh and elegant, certainly vivacious and polished. And yet behind this sheen of youthfulness there is a very bold and rather tertiary character. Overall, brilliantly fresh yet also subtly mature. Lovely wine.

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Reviews of Bollinger R.D. 1997


7 customer reviews
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4 /5

- View: Champagne Bollinger Récemment Dégorgé Wooden Case 1997 is colour gold with fine bubbles.
- Nose: Complex and elegant. Dried flowers, pear, citrus (lemons), peach, nuts. Fund mineral.
- Mouth: Fresh and lively. Elegant and structured. Long aftertaste.

GRAPES: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
CELLAR: Bollinger.
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4 /5

- View: pale straw gold
- Nose: It has attractive aromas of caramel and citrus fruits.
- Palate: A mouth attractive, very young, a touch of coffee too, but the caramel is the flavour most obvious

GRAPES: 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay.
AGEING: Aged in cellar for at least 8 years

ALCOHOL: 12.0%
PAIRING: Appetizers, Poultry, Seafood, Fish Blue, White fish, soft cheeses.
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Reviews of other vintages of Bollinger R.D. 199720022004


Golden color with subtle highlights. Nose: aromas of stewed ripe fruit, particularly quince, but also a discreet note of honey.These are followed by roasted notes and cocoa, which give way to flavours of star anise and nutmeg. Palate: full-bodied attack. Powerful but well-balanced, with persistent flavour. Mineral finish with touches of lemon revealing a pleasing bitterness.
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Xtrawine UK


The final reminded me of bakery flavours. A very nice bodied wine.
In the end, this Bollinger R.D. Récemment Dégorgé is good with a little acidity really pleasant.
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Albert Green
Bollinger R.D. Récemment Dégorgé 2004

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