Champagne Bollinger Spécial Cuvée NV

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Pale gold in color with a fine mousse, the Brut Majeur is aromatic on the nose. On the palate, it is well balanced an...

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The champagne of James Bond (the movie version) never disappoints. Full bodied, generous, with gorgeous mousse. Works with food or canapés. It's th... Read more

Bright and fresh with underlying complexity. One of my favourites. Read more

Bone dry and highly acidic. This wine desperately needs to be drunk with food. Read more

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Snooth User: Erica Landin
107367136,002
4.00 5
12/26/2012

The champagne of James Bond (the movie version) never disappoints. Full bodied, generous, with gorgeous mousse. Works with food or canapés. It's the BMW of champagne - reliable, sexy, luxurious with perfection in the detail.


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
4.00 5
07/26/2009

Bright and fresh with underlying complexity. One of my favourites.


Snooth User: Adam Levin
772801,757
2.50 5
02/20/2009

Bone dry and highly acidic. This wine desperately needs to be drunk with food.


Snooth User: vrenault
1418611,354
5.00 5
07/03/2012

Such an amazing Champagne, clean taste. Very elegant.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.50 5
12/19/2009

Limes, lemon and ginger on the nose. Very acidic attack, with a powerful mousse of bubbles. Nice quince flavors with a clean soft biscuit note. Soft finish on gentle sugars which give it honeysuckle hint. Tasted at Tengley Oaks. 1 million magnums of this are in the cellars, some of this wine is barrel aged, which is rare for a Champagne of this level. 60% pinot noir lends acidity to this big, bold chamapagne.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
06/30/2012

Good, fresh minerality. Very nice! 94 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 2012


Snooth User: LiveTheLife
3593361,068
5.00 5
02/02/2010

Champagne as good as it gets. Bond. James Bond loves it too. And so far it's the best thing I ever tasted. Looks like Gold and is rather affordable. My best friend has a 2000 vintage waiting for a special day to celebrate life and live it. Long Finish


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

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.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/14/2012

Now owned by Bollinger, Ayalarsquo;s Champagnes have seen great improvement in recent years. This nonvintage Brut is complex, with its dry character given weight by a hind of toast, almonds and a taut aftertaste.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/06/2014

Finely balanced between fruit and minerality, this layers tart red fruit, crème caramel and juicy pear in a long chalk line of flavor. It’s fresh and bright on one level, rich and sumptuous underneath — a brilliant blend that would fit any occasion.


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11/17/2011

($60; 60% pinot noir, 25% chardonnay and 15% pinot meunier; L017208): Light yellow. Lively aromas of lemon zest, orange, white flower and minerals. Fresh and incisive, with more citrus and chalky character than I expect from this bottling, which ... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. N.V. Bollinger Special Cuvee 1500ml


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/09/2013

Thereandrsquo;s a slight grain to the texture and this bubbly is all the better for it, lending a pleasing assertiveness to the peach, candied citrus, spice and graphite notes. Itandrsquo;s all backed by a firm acidity and a chalky finish. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Always a rich non-vintage, this latest bottling doesn’t disappoint expectations. It has a rich, biscuity character, hints of toast along with pure citrus and fresh apricots. It is ripe, generous, to be drunk with food.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Scents of apple blossoms and cream set this on a bright white line of flavor, subtly rich, brisk and refreshing. Itrsquo;s unfettered by any earthiness but chalk. A great release of Special Cuveacute;e: Bollinger in top form.


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Winemaker's Notes:

On average 80% of the grapes come from Premier and Grands Crus in Champagne. To ensure the consistency and continuity of the style Bollinger adds to the blend a maximum of 10% of Reserve wines which have been kept in magnum. The blend consists on average of 60% pinot noir 25% chardonnay and 15% pinot meunier harvested from 30 different villages in Champagne. Special Cuvee matures for a minimum of three years in Bollinger's cellars prior to release.

Tasting Notes:

Pale gold in color with a fine mousse, the Brut Majeur is aromatic on the nose. On the palate, it is well balanced and shows great style and complexity. Pinot Noir gives the wine richness and a long finish while Chardonnay, from the finest soils of the Côte des Blancs, adds delicacy, liveliness and freshness. Pinot Meunier, predominantly from the Marne Valley, gives the wine its appealing fruitiness and roundness.

On average 80% of the grapes come from Premier and Grands Crus in Champagne. To ensure the consistency and continuity of the style Bollinger adds to the blend a maximum of 10% of Reserve wines which have been kept in magnum. The blend consists on average of 60% pinot noir 25% chardonnay and 15% pinot meunier harvested from 30 different villages in Champagne. Special Cuvee matures for a minimum of three years in Bollinger's cellars prior to release.

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Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic

41,665 cases made produced.

Closure: Crown Cap

Notes: 30 months ageing on the lees.

Chemical Analysis:

Sugar: 8.5 grams per liter Total Acidity: 4.6 grams per liter

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