Ray Isle’s latest feature in Food & Wine offers an education on French wine in “Drink These 50 Wines to Be a French Wine Expert.” He offers an A to Z overview of the styles and key wine producing regions, and further personalizes the content for beginners and more advanced wine lovers. He features Champagne Bollinger R.D. 2004 in “Le Plus Grand” section, where he highlights a curated list of high end wines “because life is too short.” We couldn’t agree more. His rationale is also spot on, as he explains “there’s good Champagne, and then great Champagne. Bollinger ages its top cuvée, R.D., for 10 to 15 years before its final disgorgement and release. The result is, in this 2004, sublime: The intense aromas and flavors suggest toasted brioche, pear, and a hint of honey, lingering with each sip.” Read the full article for a deep dive in wine education HERE
A small revolution in the world of Champagne. In 1967, Bollinger releases R.D. 1952. There is no comparable Champagne on the market at the time. This bold and brilliant Champagne takes the pillars of what makes Champagne Bollinger so unique, and pushes them to their ultimate level. It is, very simply, a masterpiece.
Bollinger is one of the rare Grande Marques that’s still family owned. Known for its rich, elegant and polished style of Champagne, their outstanding wines are the result of rigorous attention to detail and incredibly labor-intensive practices that few houses are willing to undertake. Underscoring its excellence, Bollinger has remained British secret agent James Bond's Champagne of choice since 1973.