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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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: Dennis Lim
6022641,381
3.50 5
Vintage: 2002 12/28/2014

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


Snooth User: Ryan
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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
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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.


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External Reviews for Bollinger Champagne Brut Speciale Cuvee France Champagne White

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

citrus and honey aromas and flavors


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

evoking ginger


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: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2004 06/20/2014

The 2004 Bollinger Grande Ann


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2004 05/01/2013

Für einen Jahrgangswein in der Champagne muss hinsichtlich der Qualität ein besonderes Jahr vorliegen. Ausserdem müssen die Trauben vollkommen ausgereift sein, und es muss gerechtfertigt sein, dass die Zusammensetzung einer Assemblage nur aus Weinen des betreffenden Jahres besteht. Diese Jahre sind selten, aber aus ihnen entstehen Weine, in denen sich alle Eigenschaften des Terroirs wiederfinden und die das Prestige der Champagne ausmachen – und das gilt für alle Weine. Bollinger bleibt der Tradition der Champagne treu und produziert in diesen besonderen Jahren nur eine einzige Assemblage des betreffenden Jahrgangs: La Grande Année. Die aromatische Nachhaltigkeit und die breitgefächerte Aromapalette in der Nase zeugen von der grossen Klasse: reife Fruchtaromen, aber auch frisch-fruchtige Noten wie Rhabarber und Steinfrüchte, gepaart mit dezenten Eindrücken von Getoastetem, Gegrilltem in Kombination mit exotischen Gewürzen und Ingwer. Die feine Perlage ist verwoben und eingebunden. Die fruchtige Struktur und die Konsistenz sind die sensorisch nachvollziehbaren Jahrgangscharakteristiken dieses Gewächses, das im lange anhaltenden Finale durch den klaren Ausdruck, die klassische Struktur überzeugt.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2004 06/20/2014

Firm with well-cut acidity and a fine texture this is aromatic delivering a skein of ground spice and graphite notes that mesh seamlessly with the flavors of black currant black cherry toasted almond financier honey and smoky mineral. Offers a long mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2024.


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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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