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2004 vintage released to the world in 2018 IN 1963, THE FIRST BOTTLES OF WHAT WAS TO BECOME THE LEGENDARY BOLLINGER R.D. APPEARED ON THE MARKET.

The legendary Bollinger RD 2004 vintage is a cutting edge wine that defines elegance and prestige like no Champagne has ever done before. Back in 19 , adame ily Bollinger released a limited quantity of bottles of eserve 194 in the nited States. The intention was to create some competition for the special bottles , in other words, competition for the prestige cuvees that other Champagne ouses were putting on the market at the time. adame Bollinger took a daring risk in creating a spectacular cuvee, an older vintage that had been recently disgorged . This was a brave move at a time when aged Champagnes were not fashionable. Champagne ouses would serve these recently disgorged wines to family or friends. This type of tasting was considered the ultimate in French Champagne . adame Bollinger saw the opportunity to commercialise this style of wine in order to bring this tasting e perience to the rest of the world. The process of disgorgement is vital in the traditional method of sparkling wine making and involves the removal of the sediment lees collected at the neck of the inverted bottle, at the conclusion of the Champagne’s ageing process. The vintage cuvee is aged in the cellar for many years developing its rich aroma and unique avours. Bollinger . combines the boldness, freshness and rich character of a recent disgorgement with the classic aromas of the 2004 vintage. The wine is highlighted by intense avours of baked brioche, tarte tatin, candied fruit and nuts with heady spice notes. espite the trends of the time, Bollinger decided to break with the norms and create something new for the market. They found a way to meet the demand for e clusive high priced champagne while sticking with the companies’ original attention to detail and high quality. adame Bollinger’s creation broke rules that no other champagne house dared to do. The result A truly one of a kind lu ury wine.

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