Bollinger Champagne Brut Speciale Cuvee France Champagne White 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Length/Type of Fermentation: The first fermentation takes place in small oak casks, lot-by-lot, cru-by-cru, and grape variety with all crus and grape varieties segregated. This allows Bollinger to use a very strict selection process. Bollinger only uses old casks (5 years or older) to ensure that neither tannin nor oak flavors are imparted to the wines. Length/Type of Aging: Once the wine is bottled, the carbonic fermentation and cellar aging are conducted under natural cork for a minimum of five years, more than twice as long as required by Appellation rules.

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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

Member Reviews for Bollinger Champagne Brut Speciale Cuvee France Champagne White

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Snooth User: Klh
30196517
5.00 5
03/07/2012

Five glasses


Snooth User: alisabowman
1098926170
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 05/15/2012

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Marin Danicic
1066812170
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/08/2014

Four glasses


Snooth User: grox
9252737
4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 10/14/2008

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Ryan
3270929
4.50 5
Vintage: 1999 01/02/2008

mmmm, well integrated at almost 8 years old with huge biscuity and oaky flavours, but not overwhelming and a lot of nuance. I drank this on 01/01/2008 and I'm still tasting it the day after.


Snooth User: Melchior57
3441610
5.00 5
Vintage: 1999 04/12/2008

A superb wine, created by Bollinger, there are only 4000 bottles of this created for each year they produce. A superb Pinot Noir, smooth with heavy chocolate and vanilla notes on the nose. A slight tannin finish, which got better with breathing, and I would suspect that you could lay this wine down for a good few years yet, and it would only get better.


Snooth User: mjdvorkin
31993245
3.50 5
Vintage: 1997 09/27/2007

Three and a half glasses


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External Reviews for Bollinger Champagne Brut Speciale Cuvee France Champagne White

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

jasmine


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

" A beautiful Champagne. Complex and elegant


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

evoking ginger


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

citrus and honey aromas and flavors


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2004 03/19/2013

A gorgeously complex, pure and refined nose of delicate red berry fruit, yeast and brioche aromas introduce delicious, fresh and strikingly intense flavors that are supported by an extravagant mousse that imparts a real sense of vibrancy to the dry, ... Burghound. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 2004 Bollinger Grande Annee Rose 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2004 02/16/2012

The 2004 Brut Rose La Grande Annee is a beautifully focused, vibrant wine endowed with striking minerality and fabulous overall balance. Clean veins of chalkiness run through the fruit in this energetic, taut Rose, while seductive floral notes linger... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 2004 Bollinger Grande Annee Rose 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2004 03/21/2014

A gorgeously complex pure and refined nose of delicate red berry fruit yeast and brioche aromas introduce delicious fresh and strikingly intense flavors that are supported by an extravagant mousse that imparts a real sense of vibrancy to the dry yeasty and again impressively complex finish. This is a really impressive rosé that is drinking well now though depending on your taste preferences could also just as easily be held for another 5 to 10 years. Burghound.


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<p>Bollinger has been a known name in the Champagne market for centuries. &nbsp;Bollinger produces several varieties of Brut, including R.D. The &ldquo;Recemment D&eacute;gorg&eacute;&rdquo; or &nbsp;&ldquo;Recently Disgorged&rdquo; is Bollinger&rsquo;s vintage Champagne. The disgorged date can be found on the back of each bottle.</p>


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