2004 Bollinger RD 6 x 750ml (In Bond)
This is the 25th vintage of RD, which is always a vintage of La Grande Année that has been held back and given extended ageing on its lees in the Bollinger cellars. Its famous initials stand for Recently Disgorged and was the concept and creation of Madame Lily Bollinger, who launched the very first 1952 vintage in 1967. The 2004 vintage was highly regarded in Champagne and was harvested in perfect conditions during an exceptional Indian summer. Pale gold appearance with an enticing nose of pears, apples with hints of lemon. A wonderful freshness on the palate combines with caramel, honey and toasted brioche. A finely balanced acidity compliments the creamy mousse texture with an underlying hazelnut character. A stunning champagne from a very giving year.