This unique expression of the 2007 vintage is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from 14 crus, including 91% Grand Crus and 9% Premier Crus. The wine offers freshness and an extraordinary intensity due to its recent disgorgement, as well as the aromas of an old vintage which has been aged for more than 13 years in the heart of the Bollinger cellars in Aÿ.
Bollinger R.D. 2007
£625 per 6 in bond
Pre-arrival Seckford end-March 2021(75cl only on this release)
Disgorged on 10th July 2020 ~ for anybody celebrating that date!
97pts - vinous.com (AG)
Drink 2022 - 2047
Bollinger’s 2007 R.D. is superb, but it is also a wine that reflects the nature of a unique and challenging growing season. In most vintages the R.D. is marked by the distinct creaminess and breadth of Aÿ Pinot Noir. Two thousand seven, though, was a difficult year marked by very dry weather, rain at the end of the growing season and an early harvest in August, something that was not as common as it has become. Selection was essential. For the 2007, the blend is composed of just 14 villages compared to the more typical 18-25. Verzenay is the main Pinot component while Cramant plays the leading role in the Chardonnays. For these reasons, the 2007 is an R.D. driven by more focus, energy and tension than readers are used to seeing. Lemon confit, dried flowers, sage, mint, crushed rocks, almond and ginger are some of the aromas and flavours that give the 2007 its complex, multi-faceted personality.
97pts Wine Advocate (William Kelley)
...beautiful, unwinding in the glass with aromas of crisp orchard fruit, citrus pith and white flowers mingled with hints of honey, orange oil, buttery pastry, English walnuts and delicately spicy bass notes. Full-bodied, vibrant and incisive, it's unusually elegant and structurally fine-boned...
18.5pts in April 2019 (JancisRobinson.com)
La Grande Annee 2007 - April 2019.
Not yet published yet on JancisRobinson.com however La Grande Annee 2007 was scored 18.5pts in April 2019.
Antonio Galloni continues..."The 2007 can be enjoyed now, but I would prefer to cellar it for a few years. It will age effortlessly for decades as it moves through the various phases of its life. I was reminded of the way Champagne can magically traverse time by magical bottles of the 1976 R.D. and 1996 Vieilles Vignes Françaises I tasted recently. Bollinger fans will notice the return of the original label, with the disgorgement date clearly visible, a tribute to Madame Bollinger, who was a pioneer in so many ways. Dosage is 3 grams per litre."