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Bollinger Brut Special Cuvee 2002

Winemaker's Notes:

A rich, smoky Champagne, with hints of marzipan and fennel seed accenting honeyed malt, bread dough, baked apple and gingersnap flavors. It's all focused by intense acidity, which meshes beautifully into the layers of flavor and refined texture, with a li

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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Snooth User: Dennis Lim
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3.50 5
12/28/2014

(Past tasting 3 Apr 2014) Fine beads. Melony nose. Savoury!


External Reviews for Bollinger Brut Special Cuvee

External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/04/2012

Exudes honey, with richness and a supple texture. Peach, biscuit, and dried orange peel notes add complexity, and the wine glides to a long, lingering aftertaste of honey and brioche.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/15/2011

A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 2002 Bollinger Grande Annee Rose 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
12/25/2013

The 2002 Brut La Grande Annee is marvelous. The 2002 is an understated Grande Annee that caresses the palate with layers of effortless, weightless fruit. The mousse is exceptionally fine, which adds to the impression of total elegance. This is a relatively bright, floral Grande Annee with plenty of aromatic lift, inner perfume and no sense of heaviness at all. A rich, creamy finish adds the final note of complexity and pedigree. The 2002 is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, 71% from Grand Cru villages and 29% from Premier Crus. Disgorged February 2011. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2022.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/19/2013

Light gold. Ripe pear and honey on the explosively perfumed nose, with sexy floral and marzipan nuances expanding with air. Fat, full and palate-coating, boasting impressive power and thrust. Shows an intriguing blend of richness and energy and finishes long, with smoky and spicy nuances.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/17/2012

This rosé Champagne shows precision, balance and seamless integration, boasting juicy fruit flavors of ripe black cherry, pomegranate and cassis that mix with violet, spice, almond and candied citrus peel notes. Fresh and vibrant, with a long, lightl... Wine Spectator. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 2002 Bollinger Grande Annee Rose 750ml


External Review
09/23/2011

"The nose is forthright and powerful


External Review
05/21/2011

Bollinger only releases vintage champagne in great years, thus the denomination Grande Année. On average 95% of the grapes come from Premier and Grands Crus villages. The wines are individually fermented in oak casks before blending and aged for a minimum of five years in the cellar under cork. Blend: 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay.


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