NV Bollinger Special Cuvee

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  • Champagne Blend
  • 750ML
  • BH 93
  • WS 93
  • JS 92
  • W&S 90
  • IWC 90

Reviews for Bollinger Special Cuvee

BH 93
Burghound - Burghound, January 2015
There is lovely complexity to the distinctly yeasty nose that combines high-toned green apple, pear, white flowers and gentle citrus nuances. The clean and sleek flavors are supported by a crisply firm but fine mousse... There is lovely complexity to the distinctly yeasty nose that combines high-toned green apple, pear, white flowers and gentle citrus nuances. The clean and sleek flavors are supported by a crisply firm but fine mousse where the finish is medium dry and lingering. It’s not all that often that I suggest that readers cellar NV Brut but this is an example that absolutely cries out for it. I suspect that the texture will materially change for the better (i.e. become creamier) and better depth will be in the offing as well. Put it this way: this is a perfectly good Champagne right now but with 4 to 7 years of bottle age it could be first-rate and I would suggest buying it only if you’re going to cellar it for at least a few years first. Note further that my rating assumes that the wine will be cellared. 2019+
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2015
Aromatic, with accents of bread dough, smoked almond and crème de cassis, this creamy Champagne is lightly chalky in texture and framed by firm acidity, with flavors of glazed apricot, orange blossom and rich hints of... Aromatic, with accents of bread dough, smoked almond and crème de cassis, this creamy Champagne is lightly chalky in texture and framed by firm acidity, with flavors of glazed apricot, orange blossom and rich hints of clover honey and coffee liqueur. Drink now through 2022. — A.N.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, July 2015
A Champagne in good form, the nose has a playful contradictory nature with complexity that comes from deep within the DNA cast against some very fresh notes - lime citrus, lime leaf, lemon, nectarine, white cherry and... A Champagne in good form, the nose has a playful contradictory nature with complexity that comes from deep within the DNA cast against some very fresh notes - lime citrus, lime leaf, lemon, nectarine, white cherry and deeper more brambly red fruits, plus gentle spices and freshly roasted nuts, all here. The palate has supple, smooth and creamy texture with a flavorsome wrap of fleshy peach and white cherry flavor. Smooth, deep and round, acidity holds fresh right through to the fresh almond finish. Drink now or hold for up to five years. - Nick Stock
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2012
The classic Bollinger nonvintage is as always rich and firmly structured. With the roundness that comes from aging the wines in wood before blending it has a ripe smooth edge. Underneath the texture is solid with hints of... The classic Bollinger nonvintage is as always rich and firmly structured. With the roundness that comes from aging the wines in wood before blending it has a ripe smooth edge. Underneath the texture is solid with hints of apple and pear and mature acidity.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2011
The NV Brut Special Cuvee is fabulous. Hints of pears pastry crust and hazelnut lead to an expansive core of fruit. There is plenty of the signature Bollinger oxidative style in this rich enveloping Champagne. Once again... The NV Brut Special Cuvee is fabulous. Hints of pears pastry crust and hazelnut lead to an expansive core of fruit. There is plenty of the signature Bollinger oxidative style in this rich enveloping Champagne. Once again the Special Cuvee is one of the best Champagnes in its price range. This is Lot L114501. Disgorged April 26 2011. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2015. -AG
JR 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, May 2013
Lots of evolution on the nose. Lively and complete. Ready now – unlike the Krug tasted immediately beforehand. Fresh and well balanced. Complete. 17/20
W&S 90
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, December 2013
At every turn of flavor, barrel-fermented base wines add opulence to this Champagne with scents of apple wood, ginger and mustard seed balancing the youthful fruit. The flavors buzz with acidity and richness, a contrast... At every turn of flavor, barrel-fermented base wines add opulence to this Champagne with scents of apple wood, ginger and mustard seed balancing the youthful fruit. The flavors buzz with acidity and richness, a contrast of green apple with broader notes of baked apple; the texture is creamy, the finish completely clean. The wine’s structure is substantial enough to serve with sliced, seared beef filet at a holiday party.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2015
Pale yellow. Toasty aromas of apple and pear nectar are complemented by hints of toffee, honey and orange zest. Full and expansive on the palate, offering ripe orchard and pit fruit flavors and an undercurrent of smoky... Pale yellow. Toasty aromas of apple and pear nectar are complemented by hints of toffee, honey and orange zest. Full and expansive on the palate, offering ripe orchard and pit fruit flavors and an undercurrent of smoky minerals and buttered toast. Smooth and gently spicy on the clinging, nicely focused finish. -- Josh Raynolds