Bollinger RD 1988


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Tasting Notes

Disgorged Mar’13. Classic Bollinger style is evident here, with hazelnut, bread, mushrooms, and smoke. The wine, on the other hand, has hardly benefited from its late disgorging. This wine will be exciting to see when it reaches its peak. Beautifully delicious and nutty in a magnum. Just getting better and better each time I taste it.

Score: 97

Richard Juhlin, Champagne Club 01 December 2015

Disgorged 7 March 2011. Rainy, late season. 72% Pinot Noir. 17 villages. 66% grands crus. Yield 9,000 kg/ha, initial potential alcohol 9.2%, initial TA 9.4 g/l, pH 2.9, final TA 5.6 g/l, final alcohol 12.1%. Deep gold. Just wonderfully complex, well-integrated nose. The very special quality of this wine just leapt out of the glass. Minerals and enormous depth. Great substance and delicacy too. Absolutely archetypal Bollinger: solid, dry, yet complex and ethereal on the nose. Masses of acidity - still tense. It would be a crime to drink this wine thoughtlessly at a reception; it really does demand concentration, and applause.

Score: 19 - 20

Jancis Robinson MW, Maturity: 2003-2020 12 March 2012