Bollinger R.D., Extra Brut 1996

Bollinger, R.D., Extra Brut 1996

RRP £281.50

This Pinot Noir-dominated blend with 30% Chardonnay was disgorged in July 2007. The oak is very much present on the nose, with notes of grilled hazelnuts, sweet spice and ripe tropical aromas. Very characterful; quite muscular, with a great balance of intense ripe fruit and high acidity. Ripe and rich, with some savoury notes on the finish and just a hint of oxidation in the background. Drinking well now, but it has enough freshness to keep going for another few years.

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Wine Details

Colour

White

Wine Style

Sparkling

Grape Varieties

Pinot Noir (65%), Chardonnay (35%)

Alcohol

12%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2021 - 2026

Origin

Country

France

Region

Champagne

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Christelle Guibert

UK Stockist

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