White - Sparkling

2002 Bollinger Champagne R.D. Extra Brut

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Community Tasting Notes 210

  • Burgnick Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 10, 2020 - This has significantly developed since I last tried it 4 years ago. Brioche, hazelnut and citrus. Lots of fine bubbles. Loved the vibrancy of it. 93+

  • kingkanu wrote:

    September 1, 2020 - Buttered toast and lightly grilled nuts on the nose, still fresh, the palate is quite powerful from the start, there’s plum, cherry and crisp red apple, lemon shortbread, and finely judged acidity to keep it all in line, the finish is really long and persistent. With all that weight in the mouth it’s really light on its feet, it’s a good trick when you can pull it off like this

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • jviz wrote: 95 points

    August 8, 2020 - Very good showing. Moderate tertiary development with some Marcona almond, vanilla cookie, agree with the wheat bread note and a streak of mineral. Not quite sure how to describe it, but the finish is lengthy and this is pure class, clearly tete de cuvee quality

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • peternelson Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 1, 2020 - Slight nutty note, wheat bread, wet sour dough; really kind of sour tart mouth which I liked but seemed a little out of character for this; very interesting but seemed like could possibly have had storage issues or could have been slightly off. Usually one of my fav champagnes. Could be that it just showed off it's RD character of long lees aging and showed much differently from the fresh 08 Cristal, the 04 Dom, and the '10 Coeur de Cuvee. At Hiro's backyard.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Jammy Wine wrote: 92 points

    July 27, 2020 - This 2002 Bollinger R.D. (stands for Récemment Dégorgé) is a serious contender for the top 10 best 2002 Champagne. Disgorged in 2014 and was fermented in barrels. Tense and oxidative with a fragrant profile of ripe stone fruits, toasted brioche, and spicy wood finish. Pinot Noir driven, expressive orchard fruits. Fabulous texture and mousse with refreshing acidity. Some sweetness on the finish, 5-7g dosage? (actually 3-4g/L in 2002) 60% Pinot Noir / 40% Chardonnay? 2004 Krug? This is still young and should age for decades. (92/100)

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/17/2015 (link) 94 points

    (Bollinger Champagne R.D. Extra Brut) Light yellow color with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; appealing, autolytic, almond, tart pear nose; rich, autolytic, almond, tart pear, mineral, tart peach palate with tangy medium acidity; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • 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
  • UPC Codes 086891082967, 3052853081009, 3052853081108, 3052853082419, 4000133130496

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 211 (3%)
  • In Cellars 4,650 (73%)
  • Consumed 1,498 (24%)

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Apéritif, Cheeses (Comte or Gruyere), Duck, Fish, Game, Mushroom risotto, oysters, Pork, pork belly, raw fish

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