Bollinger `Special Cuvée` NV (6 x 750mL), 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
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Overview

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.

Region:
FRA - Champagne
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Expert Reviews

95 Points "A new disgorgement from very clean, pure 2004 base material . . . classic Bolly, packed with lemon zest, vanilla and dried fruits. Outstanding." Wine Business Monthly, Tyson Stelzer (Australia), May 2009

18 / 20 Points "Bright yellow, toasty, bruised apple nose with hints of aldehyde; fresh, savoury palate – good drink now style." Choice (Australia), January 2009

5 Stars "Its a favourite of James Bond and the girls from Ab Fab, and Bollinger is one of the finest Champagnes in Australia. It has a distinctive green apple-cider flavour, with all the usual bread and citrus of good champagne. Renowned as one of the driest styles, Bolly is my choice for Christmas or New Year. " Canberra Times, Fergus McGhie (Australia), 17 Dec 08

Decanter Fine Wine Encounter Masterclass "This is the most difficult wine to keep consistent every year – as no year is the same. 60% Pinot, 25% Chardony and 15% Pinot Meunier. It has a biscuity nose and superb effervescent mousse, then delicious acid balance and apples, pears and white flowers up front. Full-bodied, strong and light." www.decanter.com (Global), February 2009

92 Points "Brisk and elegant on first pass, this feels substantial yet weightless in its fresh lemon flavours. The bass notes develop with air, bringing on the richness of the wood treatment with smoke and toast. This is 60 percent pinot noir, mostly from grand and premier crus. Am impressive bottling of Bollingers classic Brut. " Wine & Spirits (US), Joshua Greene (USA), December 2008

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 months prior to shipping.

Vintage
non-vintage
Region
FRA - Champagne
Grape Style
Champagne
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
12%

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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