NV Bollinger Special Cuvee
Champagne Blend - 750ML
  • WS 93
  • JS 92
  • WA 92

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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+
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2017
Lovely aromas and flavors of ripe black cherry and currant fruit, graphite, toast and candied Meyer lemon zest are set in this racy Champagne, with a refined, finely detailed mousse. The mouthwatering finish is long... Lovely aromas and flavors of ripe black cherry and currant fruit, graphite, toast and candied Meyer lemon zest are set in this racy Champagne, with a refined, finely detailed mousse. The mouthwatering finish is long and spicy. Drink now through 2022. — A.N.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, October 2017
Looking the part with a keenly struck trade-off between freshness and complexity, there's plenty of pinot-derived red fruit on the nose, as well as biscuity, mellow, sweet spices and fragrance. The palate takes a similar... Looking the part with a keenly struck trade-off between freshness and complexity, there's plenty of pinot-derived red fruit on the nose, as well as biscuity, mellow, sweet spices and fragrance. The palate takes a similar path, with some grilled cashews and citrus, too. Nicely crafted texture, with cherry and peach fruits. Drink now. - Nick Stock
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2018
Bollinger's NV Brut Special Cuvée is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier, and the grapes are mostly (more than 85%) sourced in Grand Cru and Premier Cru villages. The majority of the Special... Bollinger's NV Brut Special Cuvée is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier, and the grapes are mostly (more than 85%) sourced in Grand Cru and Premier Cru villages. The majority of the Special Cuvée is reserve wines, part of which have been aged in magnums for five to 15 years. The disgorgement I tasted in May 2018 displays an intense golden-citrus color and has a refreshing, concentrated bouquet of citrus fruits, sweet cherries, ripe apples, white flowers, toast, walnuts, ripe apricots and peaches, with just a touch of brioche. On the palate, this is an intense, very elegant and refined cuvée with a very long, refreshing, intense, aromatic and salty finish. This is an excellent Champagne with a beautiful chalky texture in the aftertaste. (Tasted from lot L1711802 in May 2018.) - Stephan Reinhardt
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