(WA90) The NV Brut Special Cuvee is one of the finest and most consistently delicious entry-level Champagnes, as it is again this year. Brioche, hazelnuts and pears are some of the nuances the flow from this crystalline, pure Champagne. The Special Cuvee is the freshest wine in the Bollinger lineup, and shows only a touch of the warmer, oxidative notes that define the higher-end wines, but it is nevertheless an exceptionally fine, beautiful Champagne. Clean, mineral notes round out the finish. The Special Cuvee is 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier, with the addition on 5-10% reserve wines.
Rich and bold with notes of tar, mushroom, roasted meat, cashews and lemon zest.
From our 2015 wine tasting, drank on Christmas Eve the next year. Awesome white.
light and crisp effervescence. I get brioche on the nose for sho.
Best standard Champagne
in Damie's memory
James SucklingImpressive 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.
Wine SpectatorAromatic, with accents of bread dough, smoked almond and creme 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.
Wine EnthusiastRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 00/00/0
Robert ParkerRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 00/00/0
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