Special Cuvee is a triumph of complexity and balance, at once rich and full, fresh and fine. Pinot noir (sixty percent) takes the lead with its rich fruit mince spice complexity, followed by the precise lemon zest freshness of chardonnay (twenty-five percent). Reserve wines bring Bollinger's signature yeasty, gingery notes, while barrel complexity adds a creamy texture and hints of brioche, nougat and almond. The finish pulls it all together into a masterfully controlled crescendo that lingers clean and long, with outstanding persistence and excellent, textural minerality. This wine has been precisely on form every time and everywhere I have tasted it this year. Price: $100. Rating: 95 Points; Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide

Seeing the subtle changes and tweaks in the Bollinger cellar, it is easy to understand why this house is in career-best form. Special Cuvee makes an engaging play of freshness and zesty, nervy appeal against commanding yet measured power and complexity. Lemon citrus, spiced apple, floral elements and minerally accents are all here. Assertive pinot noir drives the palate, some lightly grilled nuts build as it goes and the finish is exhilaratingly fresh. Alcohol: 12%. Closure: cork. Drink: now. Price: $110. Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 

Given the number of champagnes priced between $95 and $99.99, I took it upon myself to reduce the price of Bollinger from $100 to $99.95. Mind you, it's typical of Bollinger to ignore tawdry marketing. Long since free of the aldehydic problems which once disfigured the wine, this is very rich and complex, with pronounced biscuity/creamy textures and flavours before moving through to a fine finish. Only 25% chardonnay. Price: $99.95. Rating: 94 Points & Top 100; James Halliday, The Weekend Australian 

A rich, smoky champagne, with hints of marzipan and fennel seed accenting honeyed malt, bread dough, baked apple and gingersnap flavours. It's all focused by intense acidity, which meshes beautifully into the layers of flavour and refined texture, with a lingering finish. Drink: now through to 2021. Rating: 94 Points; Wine Spectator

Surely the most underpriced champagne on the market today, yet one of the most complex. The 60/25/15% pinot noir/chardonnay/pinot meunier blend is of scant importance compared with the 400 components with 60% reserves, the oldest 8+ years old. Majestically complex and layered in a jewelled crown of freshness. Drink to: NA; Price: $90.00; Date Tasted: Nov 2020; Alcohol: NA; Rating: 96 Points & Top 100 Wines for 2020; James Halliday Wine Companion

Light yellow/straw to rose-gold colour; the bouquet is very complex and driven by mellow toasty, brioche and nutty characters but also parsnip, celery, dried herbs and orange-peel with a trace of brown-apple. The palate has even more accentuated toastiness, with lively acidity which is fresh and cleansing, while the finish is very dry following a fruit-rich middle, the follow-through very long-lasting. Impresisve. Date: July 2023; Alcohol: 12%; Rating: 95 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review



SKU 742
Brand Bollinger
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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