Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée

NV / 750 ml. | Item #: 70904

SP91 WS90 RP90 BTI88 WE86
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Primary Grape: Pinot Noir | All Grapes: 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier

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Critical Acclaim

SP91 Wine Spectator Jan 15, 1999

"What a lineup from Bollinger this year. Its vintage Champagnes rate higher, but this non-vintage cuvée takes the prize for availability at an affordable price." (91 pts.)

WS90 Wine & Spirits December 1, 2001

"This latest release of Special Cuveé holds closely to the house style. The bold, brisk and staid first taste may transport you to an oak-paneled men’s club. It’s all of a piece. sweet and gamey with a hard, sharp acidity, taut with exceptional effervescence. A robust aperitif." (90 pts.)

RP90 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 31st Dec 2008

"The NV Brut Special Cuvée opens with elegant, well-delineated aromas of honey, brioche, roasted nuts, orange zest, flowers and peaches, of which appear on the palate in a classy, finessed expression of the house style. This is an especially refined and delicious NV Champagne. The Special Cuvée is roughly 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier (2004, 2003) sourced from a variety of vineyards. Bollinger adds 5–10% of reserve wines (in this case from 1995 and 1996, aged in magnums) which gives this offering its lovely complexity. The dosage is 7–9 grams per liter. This is Lot: 807704, disgorged towards the end of 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2008–2012." (90 pts.)

BTI88 Beverage Testing Institute April 1, 2001

"Medium straw hue. Toasty, dried apple aromas show hints of roasted coffee. Rich on the attack with a moderately full body and plenty of fruit on the mid-palate. The finish has great length. A good example of the Bollinger style with some pleasing oxidized notes plainly evident." (88 pts.)

WE86 Wine Enthusiast 12/15/1997

"Deep golden appearance. Moderately full-bodied. Highly extracted. Yeast, pear, minerals. Ripe pear aromas have some Manzanilla-like accents. The palate shows a rich weighty mouthfeel with broad, soft fruity flavors. The finish does not show great authority." (86 pts.)

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More Information
SKU 70904
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée
Country France
Region Champagne
District N/A
Product Location - Location-Appellation Champagne
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume N/A
Brand Champagne Bollinger
Brand URL N/A
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage NV
Bin Location N/A
Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades N/A
Awards Description N/A
Spec. Designation N/A
Organic Description N/A
Wine Type N/A
Wine - Color N/A
Grape(s) 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier
Primary Grape Pinot Noir
Body N/A
Finish N/A
Food Pairing N/A
Occasion Pairing N/A
Dosage (Sweetness) N/A
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Sweetness Scale N/A
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