White - Sparkling

1988 Bollinger Champagne R.D. Extra Brut

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 33

  • jjjj7676 Likes this wine: (99 points)

    February 18, 2017 - This Bollinger RD from bottle was quite simply spectacular in every way. I agree that the preservation was amazing. There was a slight release as I tentatively popped the cork. But I did have bubbles! A steady stream of very fine bubbles surged through my glasses. I tasted power and finesse on every sip and taste. The initial mouth feel, mid palate and finish were all powerful and sublime. I realised (helped by my research) that this quite simply is the best vintage year. Second only to some in the 1970's. This was like stepping back in time to when things were done properly. A fabulous bottle and again my provenance was unquestionable in everyway. Thank goodness I have more ....

  • FransS wrote: (90 points)

    November 28, 2016 - Dégorgement 1999; this champagne started too old, but with some air the wine grew; tones of old wine, but also a lot of complexity, nutty, some caramel, after 30 minutes the backbone became more recognizable; remains only of bubbles and of course a very golden colour.

  • CManthei Likes this wine: (94 points)

    December 2, 2014 - Tasting from magnum presented at a Bollinger tasting. The preservation is amazing -- effervescence abounds and it is crisp and acidic. Beautiful golden colors. This vintage is starting to get that beautiful sherry-like austerity of quality aged Champagne. Love it

  • Hajoha wrote: (89 points)

    October 19, 2014 - Litt moden nesen, noe uren, men lurer litt frukt i bakgrunnen der.
    Noe oksidativ i munnen, men også frukt. Stor friskhet og bra konsentrasjon.
    Lang finish.

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  • Ramberg wrote: (93 points)

    February 22, 2014 - No formal notes taken.
    Nutts and apples on the nose, with typical Pinot infused red apples and some hints of oxidation showing.
    On the palate this is quite rich and long, with minerals and mainly apples showing, together with some coffee and fudge on the finish.
    Very nice, but not great.

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  • By John Kapon
    Roaring Twenties, 6/10/2009

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2001, IWC Issue #99 (link)

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    November/December 2000, IWC Issue #93 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/2/2012 (link) 91 points

    (Bollinger Champagne R.D. Extra Brut) Light golden yellow color with few, medium-sized bubbles; mature, oxidized, oxidized apple, malty, baked apple nose; tangy, baked lemon, mineral, tart apple palate; medium-plus finish (not in as good shape as the last couple I've had)

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/18/2008 (link) 94 points

    (Bollinger Champagne R.D. Extra Brut) Medium yellow color; tight peach nose; tasty peach, lemon and mineral palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/4/2004 (link) 93 points

    (Bollinger Champagne R.D. Extra Brut) Nice vanilla, white chocolate nose; rich, earthy, mineral palate, with high acidity; long finish (72% Pinot Noir, 28% Chardonnay)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1988
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Bollinger
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation R.D. Extra Brut
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne

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  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 150 (67%)
  • Consumed 72 (32%)

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