Special Cuvée Brut NV

Grapes Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Colour White
Origin France, Champagne
ABV 12%

Possibly our most popular of the Grandes Marques - Bollinger is undoubtedly one of the very best. Extensive ageing and blending of several vintages ensure the house style and high quality never falters. A blend of 60% pinot noir, 25% chardonnay and 15% pinot meunier; the weight and suave feel is gorgeously textural and satisfying. It is no wonder the Cinematic James Bond only ever drinks Bollinger. It is totally charming and dangerously good. L&S (Dec 2009)

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60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay 15% Pinot Meunier. 2016 base with 55% reserve wines. This is on top form, expressive with golden dried fruits, nuts and some drying candied peel. Some briny savour and coffee ground headiness, persistent and fullsome. Tom Hewson Rating: 92 Tim Atkin MW, (Dec 2022)

We commence with the fail-safe choice of sparkler, the NV Bollinger Special Cuvée. The nose is well defined with forward, bready and slightly nutty. The palate has an irresistible fatness that those who like razor-sharp champagne might turn their nose up at, yet I enjoy its almost sensual texture and the lack of pretension. Drinking range: 2022 - 2030 Rating: 89 Neal Martin, (Jun 2022)

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. Rating: 93 The Wine Spectator, (Aug 2017)

Champagne Bollinger

Jacques Bollinger, who was born at Ellwanger in the Kingdom of Wurtemberg, came to Champagne in 1822. In 1829, together with Hennequin de Villermont and Paul Levieux Renaudin, he founded the Champagne House of Bollinger Renaudin at Ay. The Bollinger family have managed the House ever since. Despite Paul Renaudin dying without issue, his name remained on the label until the 1960's. Pehaps the most famous member of the Bollinger family was "Lilly" Bollinger who married Jacques' great grandson and took over the Company when he died in 1941. She is responsible for the famous quote "I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it—unless I’m thirsty" Except in the very best vintages, only the first pressings are used (the rest being sold off) and Bollinger still carry out first fermentations in oak. Bollinger own around 160ha of vineyard which account for about 60% of their requirements. They are planted to about 60% Pinot Noir.

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