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Bollinger RD 1982 Extra Brut 75cl / 12%
A bottle of Bollinger 1982 RD, a blend of 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay.
'RD' stands for 'récemment dégorgé', or 'recently disgorged'. This style was first introduced by Madame Bollinger in 1961 for the 1952 La Grande Année vintage. Disgorgement is a process in Champagne making which involves the removal of the frozen sediment collected at the neck of the inverted bottle. RD Champagnes are aged on their lees for longer than most vintage releases, resulting in a more mature and complex wine.
This carries a royal warrant by appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note extensive damage to the label and capsule. The disgorgement date is not visible on the back label.
The Whisky.Auction team has inspected this lot and found it to be suitable for sale. However, please note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. We cannot guarantee that the contents of this bottle will be free from the effects of age, cork taint, oxidation or other faults. Older bottles often contain sediment. Wines are more fragile than spirits and older wines may be listed, at our discretion, for their historical interest rather than their drinkability. We can in no way guarantee that they are still within their plateau of maturity or to the buyer’s taste.
This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.