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Bollinger R.D. 1999

Bollinger R.D. 1999 is a grand crus/premier crus vintage extra dry champagne. Bollinger R.D. is known as James Bond's favorite champagne. This prestige cuvee is rarely available on wine store shelves, so you will need to special order it through your local shop. Bollinger generally ships it's R.D. Champagne to the U.S. three or four times a year.

Bollinger R.D. 1999
Sweetness Level:
Extra Brut
Category: Basic Prestige Cuvée: Yes
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
Champagne 411 na na   Average Retail Price
Wine Enthusiast na na   (750 ml bottle) $305
Wine Spectator na na    

Tasting Notes
Appearance: na
Aroma/bouquet: na
Palate: na
Additional comments: Bollinger R.D. is known for being James Bond's favorite champagne. We have not reviewed this vintage champagne.
When to drink: na

R.D. 1999 Details

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Label: Bollinger R.D. 1999
Champagne Bollinger
Wine Category:
Sparkling Wine
Region & Country:
Champagne, France
Type (Style):
Sweetness Level: Extra Brut
Dosage: na
Prestige cuvée:Yes
Vineyards: 82% Grand Crus and 18% Premier Crus
Grapes: 63% Pinot Noir, 37% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 12%

Go to Champagne Details for a description of the above types, characteristics, and grapes.

Bollinger R.D. 1999

Bollinger uses the méthode champenoise for their champagne production. The R.D. 1999 is composed of 63% pinot noir and 37% chardonnay. Seventeen crus were used consisting of 82% grand crus and 18% premier crus. It was aged on lees for a minimum of 9 years (at least three times the minimum legal requirement) and is given a dosage of only 3 to 4 grams per liter. R.D. stands for 'recently disgorged'. Bollinger disgorges their R.D. champagnes as the market dictates, just prior to release. This extra time on the lees adds extra maturity and development.

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