NV Bollinger Special Cuvee
Champagne Blend - 750ML
  • BH 93
  • JS 93
  • JS 92
  • WS 92
  • IWC 90
  • JG 90

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Reg: $54.94

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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+
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, October 2016
Impressive concentration, freshness and purity here. It's all gently enriched with some savory, autolysis-driven characters. Truly a modern classic! Showing attractive spiced-apple, lemon and pink rose-like florals on the... Impressive concentration, freshness and purity here. It's all gently enriched with some savory, autolysis-driven characters. Truly a modern classic! Showing attractive spiced-apple, lemon and pink rose-like florals on the palate, this flows nicely into white-cherry territory with grilled hazelnuts and a core of sorbet-like fleshy peaches and lemons. Great balance. Drink now.
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
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2016
Vibrant and well-knit, this layers a refined texture and mouthwatering acidity with a rich profile of dried white cherry, raw almond, mandarin orange peel and smoke-tinged minerality. Finely knit and focused, presenting a... Vibrant and well-knit, this layers a refined texture and mouthwatering acidity with a rich profile of dried white cherry, raw almond, mandarin orange peel and smoke-tinged minerality. Finely knit and focused, presenting a creamy, spiced finish. Drink now through 2020. 11,000 cases imported. –AN
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
JG 90
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, August 2015
The current release of Bollinger “Spéciale Cuvée” non-vintage Brut offers up a deep and vibrant nose of apple, lemon peel, lovely minerality, a touch of caraway seed, bread dough and a slightly saline topnote. On the... The current release of Bollinger “Spéciale Cuvée” non-vintage Brut offers up a deep and vibrant nose of apple, lemon peel, lovely minerality, a touch of caraway seed, bread dough and a slightly saline topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and crisp, with a fine core, lovey mousse, very good focus and balance and impressive mineral drive on the long finish. This is still on the young side and more complexity will emerge with a bit more bottle age, but there is plenty of potential here and the score should climb a bit with bottle age. (Drink between 2015-2025)
JJB 92
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, October 2010
25% chardonnay 15% pinot meunier 60% pinot noir. Deep golden straw in color with a slow persistent bead. Aromas of spicy sandalwood emerge followed by toast honey and mead. This is a robust masculine Champagne with... 25% chardonnay 15% pinot meunier 60% pinot noir. Deep golden straw in color with a slow persistent bead. Aromas of spicy sandalwood emerge followed by toast honey and mead. This is a robust masculine Champagne with intense flavors of wood and caramel finishing with notes of yeast and other autolytic characters. (L016206)
Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 9998
Percent alcohol 12%
Closure Cork