White - Sparkling

N.V. Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut

Champagne Blend

  • France
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  • VinoDiver Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 19, 2021 - Sold and consistent.

    1 person found this helpful
  • king-bing wrote:

    October 18, 2021 - 2014 base. Very apple-y to start and creamy mouthfeel. Later more classic but quite punchy acidity and narrower in the mouth. Some biscuit too. This bottle decent but hard to love.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Maphill01 wrote:

    October 14, 2021 - No formal notes. Mostly yeast driven, brioche. Some day old apple. Disgorgement date unknown.

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  • hsacks Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 7, 2021 - Similar to the 8/27/21 bottle.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Schönibert wrote:

    October 7, 2021 - Herrlich ausgewogen und abgerundet! Perlt sehr fein.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/22/2015 (link) 90 points

    (NV Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut) Light yellow color with some steady, tiny bubbles; almond cream, lemon cream, autolytic nose; tart apple, mineral, green apple palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish (60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier)

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/2/2013 (link) 92 points

    (NV Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut) Light lemon yellow color; appealing, yeasty, almond, light hazelnut, praline nose; tasty, poised, creamy textured, light medium bodied, autolytic, almond, hazelnut, mineral palate; medium-plus finish (60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier; 8 to 9 grams dosage)

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/15/2013 (link) 92 points

    (NV Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut) Light yellow color with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; tart baked apple, golden raisin, toasted almond nose; rich, almond, toasted almond, tart baked apple, light honey palate; medium-plus finish (60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier; max 8 grams per liter dosage)

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/1/2012 (link) 90 points

    (NV Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut) Light lemon yellow color; ripe pear, poached pear nose; ripe pear, poached pear, mineral palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/27/2011 (link) 90 points

    (NV Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut) Light medium gold color with steady stream of tiny bubbles; rich apple, baked apple, poached pear nose; poached pear, baked apple palate with good acidity; medium finish 90+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/20/2011 (link) 90 points

    (NV Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut) Light yellow color with tiny bubbles; baked apple, poached pear, yeasty nose; tasty, baked apple, yeasty, poached pear palate; medium-plus finish 90+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/12/2011 (link) 90 points

    (NV Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut) Light yellow with pinpoint bubbles; reticent, tart lemon, tart pear nose; tight, tart pear, apple, mineral palate; needs 1-2 years; medium-plus finish 90+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/26/2011 (link) 88 points

    (NV Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut) Light yellow color; apple, nectarine nose; tart apple, mineral palate; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/23/2010 (link) 89 points

    (NV Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut) Light yellow color; apple, peach nose; apple, peach palate; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/27/2010 (link) 91 points

    (NV Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut) Light yellow color; yeast, apple nose; tasty, tart apple, yeast, mineral palate; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/28/2009 (link) 90 points

    (NV Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut) Light yellow color; green apple, mineral nose; tasty, tart green apple, green fruit palate; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/18/2008 (link) 90 points

    (NV Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut) Pale yellow color; yeasty, lemon nose; yeasty, rock salt and lemon palate; medium finish 90+ pts.

Sommelier Journal

  • By Catherine Fallis, MS, CWP
    July 2008 (link)

    (NV Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut) This Pinot Noir-dominated blend undergoes its first fermentation in small oak barrels with an average age of 30 years—a technique believed to produce a more expressive, terroir-driven wine with longer aging potential due to its early oxidation. Straw-yellow in color, it’s a bold, earthy Champagne with aromas of toasted barley, chalk, and seashell. On the palate, it is medium-to-full-bodied, with a fine mousse and flavors of eggshell, cream, lemon, and tar. The floral finish picks up notes of rose and violet. The Shifting Landscape of Champagne

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/16/2007 (link) 91 points

    (NV Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut) Bright golden yellow color; intriguing floral and elegant citrus nose; not focused but good complexity on palate with minerals, toast and good Chardonnay; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/17/2007 (link) 90 points

    (NV Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut) Ripe apple nose; decent, rounded, ripe apple palate with acidity; medium finish 90+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/27/2006 (link) 87 points

    (NV Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut) Almond cream nose; tart appley palate with creamy mouth feel and chalky edges; short finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Bollinger
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Special Cuvée Brut
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Codes 012086496714, 034490042300, 086891075518, 086891075525, 086891075587, 086891081519, 3052853075909, 3052853075923, 3052853075930, 3052853075947, 3052853075954, 3052853077682, 7272867006089, 8031853075909, 8033803760514, 8057853075909, 852165006003, 852165006010, 864576000150, 9300633168100, 9451404013300

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 634 (2%)
  • In Cellars 14,462 (38%)
  • Consumed 23,262 (61%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

sushi, Lobster, Poultry, Shellfish, aperitif, crayfish, Fish, fisk, parmesan, shrimp

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