Bollinger - Special Cuvee Brut Champagne NV (750ml)


Price: $78.00

Producer Bollinger
Country France
Region Champagne
Varietal Champagne Blend
Sku 180210
Size 750ml

The Bollinger Special Cuvee is a a blend of 60% Pinot Noir 25% Chardonnay 15% Meunier. The entincing wine presentes with a beautiful aromatic complexity consistent of ripe fruit and spices with hints of roasted apples apple compote and peaches. On the palate there is a subtle combination of structure length and vivacity. The bubbles are like velvet and the flavors of pear brioche and spicy aromas are evident as are notes of fresh walnut."

Decanter: 96 Points

60% Pinot Noir 25% Chardonnay 15% Meunier sourced from more than 300 crus including 85% grands and premiers crus; 15% fermented in old oak barrels. The complexity and richness of Special Cuvée is unparalleled among the entry non-vintage blends of every Champagne house short of ascending to the mesosphere of Krug. Its grand recipe explains why built on incredible depth of 50%-60% reserves. Triumphant complexity is a given at Bollinger but it?s the dynamic freshness and vitality that really set it apart as one of the most affordable Champagne benchmarks. Drinking Window 2020 - 2021


Wine Spectator: 93 Points

Fine and seamless with mouthwatering acidity well-meshed with a rich range of crème de cassis poached apricot gingerbread and almond extract flavors plus accents of fleur de sel Meyer lemon peel and star anise. Long and lively on the creamy finish. Pinot Noir Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Drink now through 2028. 14257 cases imported.

Wine Enthusiast: 92 Points

Dominated as always by Pinot Noir and with wood fermentation and aging this Champagne has a great poise between freshness and richness. It is intense and ripe with apple and minerality coming together. The bottling is ready to drink.

Wine Advocate: 92 Points

Disgorged in May 2021 the latest rendition of Bollinger's NV Brut Special Cuvée is showing beautifully offering up aromas of ripe orchard fruit citrus oil and peach mingled with hints of walnuts and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied fleshy and enveloping with a generous core of fruit lively acids and a pillowy mousse it's seamless and complete concluding with an expansive finish.

Vinous: 91 Points

"The NV Brut Special Cuvée is fabulous. Hints of pears pastry crust and hazelnut lead to an expansive core of fruit. There is plenty of the signature Bollinger oxidative style in this rich enveloping Champagne. Once again the Special Cuvée is one of the best Champagnes in its price range. "

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