1982 Bollinger R.D. Champagne in Wooden Gift Box, France – V-96


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Tasting Notes:

96 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Bollinger’s 1982 R.D., disgorged in 1995, makes for a great palate cleanser. Mature, but with enough freshness to drink well for at least another handful of years, the 1982 is a fabulous example of just how well Champagne can age with proper storage. Hints of almond, chamomile, mint, dried pear and baked apple leave a lasting impression in this super-polished, silky Bollinger. The 1982 retains quite a bit of freshness, especially considering it was disgorged more than a decade ago. Drink 2016-2026. (AG) Inner quote mark (5/2016)

93 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The bouquet on this particular bottle of ’82 Bollinger R.D. is significantly younger and fresher than the last bottle I tasted, and is drinking beautifully. The bouquet offers up notes of brioche, apple, grapefruit, almond custard, and a kaleidoscopic base of minerality. On the palate the wine is fullish, racy and complete, with fine bubbles, bright acids, and excellent length and grip on the long and complex finish. This is much less evolved than the bottle reviewed previously, and clearly will offer beautiful drinking for another fifteen to twenty years Inner quote mark (10/2006)

Bottle Size:

750 mL

Storage History:

Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.


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