Bollinger `Special Cuvee` NV (3 x 1.5L Magnum), Champagne, France.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $249.99

$199.99 per Bottle
$599.97 per pack


This is the most accomplished expression of the Bollinger style, in the ability to recreate year after year, a blend that is constant in style & quality, in its bouquet, body, balance, vinosity and finesse. It is on this wine that the House bases its difference, makes its qualitative choices and means to be judged.

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Expert Reviews

"One of the most famous names in champagne has a new look with a stylish change in bottle design, inspired by a 19th century bottle rediscovered in the companys cellars. It is, as always, spectacular; true to the more modern style that evolved a few years ago as a result of changes within the winery. Power, elegance and style. "Rating 95 - Ray Jordan, Weekend West (15/DEC/2012)

"The pace of change at Bollinger is nothing short of astounding and its once-aldehydic Special Cuvee has never shown finer form. Such richness of fruit mince spice is unrivalled in non-vintage Champagne, short of ascending to the mesosphere of Krug itself. Boldly led by pinot noir, bolstered by barrel-fermented reserve wines, it’s a triumph of masterly controlled complexity. "Rating 95 - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Companion (DEC/2012)

"In typical Bollinger fashion, this is an immensely complex blend with 55% reserve wines stored in magnums for up to 15 years. It initially seems to be a sibling of Krug with its spice and almond biscuit bouquet, but then fines out and lengthens on the supple palate. Great overall mouthfeel and an even better aftertaste."Rating 95 - James Halliday, Weekend Australian (17/NOV/2012)

"Absolutely true to form: luxurious, complex and rich aromas with mouth-filling, creamy flavours thanks barrel fermentation of the base wines, a high proportion of pinot noir and older reserve wines in the blend, and three years lees-ageing. The wide spread of prices indicated here reflects that fact that Bollinger, a sought-after brand, is currently being imported by more than one company and competition is fierce."Max Allen, Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine (NOV/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Grand Crus and Premier Crus

Grapes are sourced from 30 Crus, approximately 75% of which are Bollinger's own vineyard.

80% of these Crus are either Grand Cru or Premier Cru.

On average the blend comprise 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15 Pinot Meunier.

Winemaking Notes

Only the Cuvee (first pressing) is used - in common with all Bollinger wines. First fermentation is done in steel tanks. Follwing second fermentation and lees ageing for at least 3 years, a light dosage of 6-98 grams per litre is added. After disgorgement the wine rests in Bollinger's cellars for at least 3 montsh prior to shipping.

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Winery Profile

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Family owned and controlled, Bollinger is dedicated to producing a consistent and distinctive style of Champagne. Bollinger’s wines are predicated by their unique vineyards: rich, assertive and with great power yet always with finesse.

To reinforce its commitment to style and quality, Bollinger launched its Charter of Ethics and Quality in 1992 (reinforced by its Ten Commitments), which guarantees the continuity of the policy of the House for the years to come.

In 2006 the prestigious French wine magazine La Revue du Vin de France surveyed the most significant group of sommeliers and wine writers for them to nominate the top 50 Champagne Houses which would be regarded as the most responsible for the greatness of Champagne as a unique wine region. Bollinger was selected as the number one House by this group.

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