Bollinger, RD Extra Brut, Champagne, 1990
Free delivery on orders over £150. Delivery in 1 - 3 business days from collection.
Cart 0
Single bottle of Sparkling wine Bollinger, RD Extra Brut, Champagne, 1990 Pinot Noir & Chardonnay

RD Extra Brut

Regular price £425.00 £0.00 Unit price per
Including duty and VAT.

The producer

Bollinger has made amazing steps to improve their wines over the last twenty years or more. These changes start in their large vineyard holdings in the communes surrounding their base in Ay. With a wealth of Grand and Premier Cru vineyards in the most respected villages, and a dominance of Pinot Noir in all their wines, all the elements are in place for something very special.

100% of vintage and reserve wines are barrel-fermented, which adds texture, complexity, and balance. NV wines have a minimum of three years on lees and vintage wines now at least eight years. Bollinger is a house continually on the move.

The wine

“Recemment Degorge” is simply the La Grande Annee cuvee aged much longer on its lees, usually a dozen or more years. The extra ageing on lees means less dosage is needed and the wine qualifies as “Extra Brut”, taking on more development characters but still the clarity of its red Pinot Noir fruit and spice. RD can be the complete example of aged but vibrantly fresh Champagne.

Type: Sparkling
Vintage: 1990
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Sub Region: Vintage
Grape: Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
Style: Complex and Traditional
Sweetness: Dry
ABV: 12%
Drinking window: 2000 - 2030
Size: 750ml
Food match: Shellfish, Crab and Lobster

We choose our wines based on a range of criteria (see how we choose our wines) of which critic scores is just one. Rather than simply highlight the best score to promote a wine, our average critic score is calculated from the scores provided by several respected wine critics, who we follow for specific regions. They do not represent all critic scores and, wherever possible, we try and give more weight to more recent reviews. Where appropriate we consider market-based scores like Global Wine Score or Wine Searcher Average scores.

As a rule, we look to offer wines that achieve a 92/100 average critic score or better and frankly a lot of very good wines simply don’t make the cut. As a high-end provider we want to reflect that positioning in the quality of wines we offer. Such wines are only a tiny fraction of those generally on offer in the market. We believe that an average score is a more conservative and representative approach, but it is still subjective and only offered as a guide to our customers, who will (and should) do their own research. We will add individual critic scores to our website in the future. 

Delivery options

Share this Product