Bollinger Special Cuvée is crafted from a majority of reserve wines, part of which have been aged in magnums for 5 to 15 years. The blend is 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier. Over 85% Grands and Premiers crus. Special Cuvée is perfect to share with friends, for simple and meaningful moments. Special Cuvée can be enjoyed immediately or aged in your cellar for an extended period of time.
“60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier sourced from more than 300 crus, including 85% grands and premiers crus; 15% fermented in old oak barrels. The complexity and richness of Special Cuvée is unparalleled among the entry non-vintage blends of every Champagne house, short of ascending to the mesosphere of Krug. Its grand recipe explains why, built on incredible depth of 50%-60% reserves. Triumphant complexity is a given at Bollinger, but it’s the dynamic freshness and vitality that really set it apart as one of the most affordable Champagne benchmarks.”
96 points, Tom Stevenson, Decanter Aug 2020
“An elegant Champagne, tightly meshed and almost restrained up front, yet flavours of ripe black raspberry, toast, candied lemon zest and graphite slowly expand on the palate, caressed by the silky texture of the mousse. A spine of racy acidity drives the spiced finish. Drink now through 2025. 11,000 cases imported.”
92 points, Wine Spectator, Dec 2020
“Disgorged in the second half of 2019, the latest release of Bollinger’s NV Brut Special Cuvée is based on the 2015 vintage, complemented by around 60% reserve wines. The wine is still quite tightly wound after its recent disgorgement, opening in the glass with notes of crisp yellow orchard fruit, freshly baked bread, clear honey and orange peel, with little sign of the nuttiness to come with bottle age. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, muscular and incipiently textural, with a deep core, ripe acids and a pinpoint mousse. This isn’t the most incisive vintage of Special Cuvée, but it’s powerful and vinous and will have fine gastronomic potential with a little bottle age.”
91+ points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, March 2020