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2008 Bollinger Rd Extra BrutBlend from France

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13 years and six months aging on the lees with cork. 3 grams dosage....

  • 99 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 98+ William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 97 Wine Spectator
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99

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. Check Price

98+ William Kelley - Robert Parker's 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. Drink: 2025-2045.

97 Wine Spectator

This focused Champagne is all about the graceful definition of power, with an up-front, austere edge to the steely acidity, which is softened by the fine, plush mousse and well-integrated with the rich profile. Reveals toasted hazelnut, crystallized honey, peach skin and nectarine flavors that expand on the palate, accented by hints of ground ginger, oyster shell, preserved lemon and a racy streak of salinity that drives the mouthwatering finish. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Disgorged October 2022. Drink now through 203

Product Description:

13 years and six months aging on the lees with cork. 3 grams dosage.

Product Detail

Item # 139948
Country France
Region Champagne
Sub-Region Champagne
Ratings

99 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

98+ - William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

97 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2008
Color White
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Sparkling
Taste ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry, mushroom, apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla
Nose barnyard, cherry, plum, game, tomato, apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla