The 2004 vintage of RD is in an excellent place for drinking right now. With five years in bottle since disgorgement in 2018, this is tasting so amazingly complex today, with all the incredible vitality which is a hallmark of Bollinger’s RD. The RD cuvée was the innovation of Madame Bollinger, an idea born in a time when it was not fashionable to drink old Champagnes, but when many Champagne houses were busy creating prestige cuvées. Suspicious of the concept of the prestige cuvée, since all the wines in her portfolio were made in this spirit (with minute attention to detail and focus on excellence), Madame Bollinger chose not to conform with the market. Her vision was simple: to release an old, outstanding vintage, aged over four times longer than the appellation regulations, and recently disgorged, with an Extra Brut dosage. The 2004 vintage, which represents fantastic value, comprises 66% Pinot Noir and 32% Chardonnay, from predominantly Grand Cru vineyards. Enjoy and savour 2004 Bollinger RD's exquisite development in bottle over the coming years.