Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut Champagne Blend 1996

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Charlie Evans Delectable Pro

This was part of one of the more incredible things I’ve been apart of doing my job. A Bollinger R.D. Master Class with the chef de cave of the winery. Strictly Bolly R.D. designed to show the intricacies of champagne. Two ‘96 vintages, one disgorged 6 months prior, another disgorged 6 years prior. 3 different 2002 vintage R.D.’s with 3 different dosages, 2 of which were made specially for this class. One zero dosage, one at 3 g/l, and another at 8 g/l. 2004 vintage poured 15 mins apart to showcase how the wine shows differently when exposed to just a bit of air. Finally another 2004 bottled in magnum to show how the bottle size can affect the wine. A truly eye opening experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity. Just stellar.

This was part of one of the more incredible things I’ve been apart of doing my job. A Bollinger R.D. Master Class with the chef de cave of the winery. Strictly Bolly R.D. designed to show the intricacies of champagne. Two ‘96 vintages, one disgorged 6 months prior, another disgorged 6 years prior. 3 different 2002 vintage R.D.’s with 3 different dosages, 2 of which were made specially for this class. One zero dosage, one at 3 g/l, and another at 8 g/l. 2004 vintage poured 15 mins apart to showcase how the wine shows differently when exposed to just a bit of air. Finally another 2004 bottled in magnum to show how the bottle size can affect the wine. A truly eye opening experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity. Just stellar.

9.6

Max Coane Delectable Pro

Sickkkkkk. Luxury

Sickkkkkk. Luxury

9.8

Edward Zimmerman Delectable Pro

2nd time I've had this and it is wonderful and consistent. Rich and complex. I won't divulge where I uncovered these underpriced bottles!

2nd time I've had this and it is wonderful and consistent. Rich and complex. I won't divulge where I uncovered these underpriced bottles!

9.6

Jeremy Noye Delectable Pro

CEO Morrell & Company

Great bottle. Precision and intense acidity. Long finish. Not as rich and brioche as previous bottles.

Great bottle. Precision and intense acidity. Long finish. Not as rich and brioche as previous bottles.

9.6

Nick Apone Delectable Pro

1996 vintage.

1996 vintage.

9.3

Greg Koslosky Delectable Pro

Magnum

Magnum

9.5

Diane Dixon Delectable Pro

Co-Founder Keep Collection, #Sommchat

This #champagne consistently brings pleasure and the '96 still has much life #sommchat

This #champagne consistently brings pleasure and the '96 still has much life #sommchat

9.3

David Speer Delectable Pro

Serious and compelling. Fantastic acid. Still young. I would like to see how it evolves over a few hours.

Serious and compelling. Fantastic acid. Still young. I would like to see how it evolves over a few hours.

9.4

Filippo Calabresi Delectable Pro

Winemaker Tenimenti d'Alessandro

slight bubbles, rich creamy texture, yeast, bread, cinnamon. opulent& vinous overall.

slight bubbles, rich creamy texture, yeast, bread, cinnamon. opulent& vinous overall.

9.3

Andrew Whittle Delectable Pro

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

Have tasted this vintage 3 or 4 times before - a very big & vinous champagne - citrus & toast - opened up beautifully with time in the glass - very impressed again

Have tasted this vintage 3 or 4 times before - a very big & vinous champagne - citrus & toast - opened up beautifully with time in the glass - very impressed again

9.8

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