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Bollinger Champagne Cuvée Spéciale NV

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On average 80% of the grapes come from Premier and Grands Crus in Champagne. To ensure the consistency and continuity of the style Bollinger adds to the blend a maximum of 10% of Reserve wines which have been kept in magnum. The blend consists on average of 60% pinot noir 25% chardonnay and 15% pinot meunier harvested from 30 different villages in Champagne. Special Cuv?e matures for a minimum of three years in Bollinger's cellars prior to release.

Bollinger:
The Bollinger vineyard covers 164 hectares, most of which are classified Grand or Premier cru. Pinot Noir predominates, a demanding grape variety with an intense character which forms the backbone of the Bollinger style. Continuity of style is ensured by an exceptional collection of over 600,000 reserve magnums, making Bollinger the only champagne House with such a wide and precise palette of... Read more
The Bollinger vineyard covers 164 hectares, most of which are classified Grand or Premier cru. Pinot Noir predominates, a demanding grape variety with an intense character which forms the backbone of the Bollinger style. Continuity of style is ensured by an exceptional collection of over 600,000 reserve magnums, making Bollinger the only champagne House with such a wide and precise palette of aromas for their blends.   As a guarantee of supreme quality, the best crus are vinified in wood thanks to a stock of 3,000 small, aged casks. The House lets its wines mature for twice as long as the appellation requirement. This is not out of vanity, but because a great wine needs the luxury of time to develop its full character. Read less

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External Reviews for Bollinger Champagne Cuvée Spéciale

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Jacques Joseph Bollinger was one of the first vintners to bottle dry Champagnes when he founded his firm in 1829. That style was retained as the house was passed down through the generation; today, itrsquo;s run by Ghislain Montgolfier, Bollingerrsquo;s great grandson. Pinot noir is a defining aspect of these wines, as is oak, which enriches them, dressing their substantial size in style, what Peter Liem described as ldquo;a ballplayer in a good suit.rdquo; Super rich and gently powerful, Bollingerrsquo;s current release of Special Cuvee is a grand non-vintage Brut. The aromas of jasmine and honeysuckle contrast spicy and broad flavors, full enough for roast sweetbreads.


External Review
Source: Sam's Wine
09/15/2009

Yeasty and layered with streaks of citrus and stone, saturated with fresh bread-dough scents and bursting with fresh fruit, it hits the palate like a middle linebacker and holds it in a bulldog?s grip. Flavor flavor flavor, through a confident, exceptionally long finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Always a rich non-vintage, this latest bottling doesn’t disappoint expectations. It has a rich, biscuity character, hints of toast along with pure citrus and fresh apricots. It is ripe, generous, to be drunk with food.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Always a rich non-vintage, this latest bottling doesnrsquo;t disappoint expectations. It has a rich, biscuity character, hints of toast along with pure citrus and fresh apricots. It is ripe, generous, to be drunk with food.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Deep aromas of ginger, toffee, butter and nutskin; reminded me of a maturing white Burgundy. Full-bodied and intense, with flavors of toasted bread, spiced apple, baked pear and nutskin. Sappy, deep and strong in extract; this has impressive palate presence. Finishes with excellent subtle persistence. A particularly harmonious bottle of Bollinger, and a perfect dinner table Champagne.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This latest release of Special Cuveeacute; holds closely to the house style. The bold, brisk and staid first taste may transport you to an oak-paneled menrsquo;s club. Itrsquo;s all of a piece. sweet and gamey with a hard, sharp acidity, taut with exceptional effervescence. A robust aperitif.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Light gold color with a strong mousse. Classic Bollinger aromas of poached pear, caramel apple and toasted bread, lifted by a bright hint of lime. Full and rich on the palate, held up by good acids. The notes of apple, pear and toast repeat in the mouth. Finishes with flavors of singed apples and pears.


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On average 80% of the grapes come from Premier and Grands Crus in Champagne. To ensure the consistency and continuity of the style Bollinger adds to the blend a maximum of 10% of Reserve wines which have been kept in magnum. The blend consists on average of 60% pinot noir 25% chardonnay and 15% pinot meunier harvested from 30 different villages in Champagne. Special Cuv?e matures for a minimum of three years in Bollinger's cellars prior to release.

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