White - Sparkling

1988 Bollinger Champagne R.D. Extra Brut

Champagne Blend

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Community Tasting Notes 31

  • 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.

  • bill00 wrote: (94 points)

    January 15, 2014 - Disgorged September 2000. This was great. Lots of yeast, brioche, baked apple and minerals. Broad and rich with very slight oxidative notes that was all kept nicely in balance by fresh acidity. Very nice spot of maturity with developed aromatics and a palate that is still lively.

  • Shorepower wrote:

    September 29, 2013 - 1988 Bollinger R.D (magnum) som var degorderad 28/3-2013. Mycket mindre brödig än jag hade förväntat mig med tanke på degorgeringsdatum. Frisk honungsfylld doft med tydligt pinotdominans. Fantastiskt , mörkt gyllengult vin. R.D (1969) var det vin som en gång i tiden förändrade min syn på champagne och 1988 ligger inte i lä direkt. Moussen känns i hela gommen även om det inte är tydligt i glaset. Lång bra eftersmak med mycket kaffe och kola. Fantastiskt vin som dels visar att alla RD-hatare har fel, dels på hur bra ett vin som lagras hos producenten verkligen kan bli, framförallt på magnum

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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)

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Roaring Twenties, 6/10/2009 92J points

    (Bollinger RD) A jero of 1988 Bollinger RD was very good; lemony, bready, yeasty, zesty, zippy and clean, it was nice but a touch simple as RD’s can be.

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  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 9 (5%)
  • In Cellars 124 (67%)
  • Consumed 51 (28%)

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