Bollinger 'Special Cuvee' Nv Champagne

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Tyson Stelzer
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Jancis Robinson MW
SKU
BOCHNV10 UCAU
$84.99 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$84.99 Per item
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Some 30 crus go into the blend (including a large proportion - 80% minimum - of Grand crus), which is predominantly Pinot Noir. Aged in the cellar for a minimum of 3 years before disgorgement. A complex creature, blended with finesse, the Special CuvÚe is the purest expression of the Bollinger style; of its craftsmanship and its singular conception of what a champagne should be.25% Chardonnay, 60% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier The Special CuvÚe is matured in Bollinger's cellars for a minimum of three years and rested after disgorging for at least three months before shipment.Demand for Bollinger outstrips supply. It's just superb."Complex aromas and flavors of rose, grilled nuts, citrus and a gently oxidative note course through this muscular, full-bodied bubbly. Despite its power, there's a gracefulness. The aftertase combines citrus and spice. 93 points." - Wine Spectator, November 2004
Some 30 crus go into the blend (including a large proportion - 80% minimum - of Grand crus), which is predominantly Pinot Noir. Aged in the cellar for a minimum of 3 years before disgorgement. A complex creature, blended with finesse, the Special CuvÚe is the purest expression of the Bollinger style; of its craftsmanship and its singular conception of what a champagne should be.25% Chardonnay, 60% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier The Special CuvÚe is matured in Bollinger's cellars for a minimum of three years and rested after disgorging for at least three months before shipment.Demand for Bollinger outstrips supply. It's just superb."Complex aromas and flavors of rose, grilled nuts, citrus and a gently oxidative note course through this muscular, full-bodied bubbly. Despite its power, there's a gracefulness. The aftertase combines citrus and spice. 93 points." - Wine Spectator, November 2004

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

Tyson Stelzer

I visited Bollinger yesterday morning and marvelled at its Special Cuvée Brut just as I marvelled over it when I visited a year ago. Again it scored among the best entry non-vintage wines in Champagne. The recipe is astounding: A blend of 245 wines, more than eighty percent of which are grand cru and premier cru. A very high fifty-five percent is reserve wine (older vintages) aged in magnum under cork and disgorged by hand. It spends a minimum of three years on lees in the Bollinger cellars. No other champagne at this price has such a recipe.

17 / 20

Jancis Robinson MW

Coppery straw. Really evolved and interesting. Lots of depth to this with an apple like freshness on the (dry) refreshing finish. A wine with a beginning, middle and end. Very clean and neat. Mid length and intellectually interesting. -By Jancis Robinson