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  • Bollinger, R.D. Extra Brut 2002 750ml

Bollinger, R.D. Extra Brut 2002 750ml

424 SGD
Country
France
Region
Champagne
Vintage
2002
Type
Sparkling
Format
750ml
Rating
Vinous 95
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Description

The most remarkable thing about the 2002 Extra Bruit R.D is how tense and structured it is. Despite having been disgorged over two years ago, the 2002 is very much tightly wound. After several hours, the power and resonanace of the vintage start to come through, along with the natural richness of Pinot from Aÿ. Whereas most 2002 Champagnes are quite ripe in profile, the 2002 R.D has plenty of depth, but it is depth through concentration as opposed to elevated ripeness. The low dosage style further adds to that sensation.l Hints of chamomile, sage, dried flower and red fruits emerge over time, but only with reluctance. I would prefer to cellar the 2002 for at least a few years. If that is not possible, readers should open the wine at least a few hours in advance. Even so, the 2002's best drinking lies somewhere in the future. My sense is that the 2002 will be at its best between the ages of 20 and 30. Disgorged: September 11, 2015.

Character
Body
 
Light Bold
Taste
 
Dry Sweet
Aromatics
 
Reserved Intense
  • Citrus
    Flavours may include:
    Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime
  • Green Fruits
    Flavours may include:
    Apple, Pear
  • Floral
    Flavours may include:
    Rose, Violet, Elderflower
  • Tea
    Flavours may include:
    Eucalyptus, Mint, Jasmine
  • Nutty
    Flavours may include:
    Almond, Chestnut, Coconut
  • Yeasty
    Flavours may include:
    Bread, Buttery
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Drink Guide
Appreciating wine can be enhanced even further if its stored and served correctly.

Wine, for the most part, is a peculiar beverage and everything form the way the bottle is stored, to the way its opened; the way the cork is pulled, the decanter thats used and the glass its served in, can have an immense effect on the outcome.

The sommeliers of PIVENE recommend the following for how to get the best out of this wine;

How to Enjoy

Glassware
White Wine
Serving Temperature
8°C to 10°C
Decant Time
Ready to Drink
Food Pairings
Fish, Shellfish
Cuisine Recommendations
French, Japanese

Bollinger, R.D. Extra Brut 2002 750ml

424 SGD

Bollinger, R.D. Extra Brut 2002 750ml

424 SGD