Always delicious, one of the absolute standard bearers in non-vintage big house Champagne. Pinot Noir driven and as Allen Meadows has noted in the past, a Champagne that can benefit from a little cellaring as well. We’ll keep this one short and sweet as Bollinger’s “Special Cuvée” is one of the more iconic wines of the region. We rarely if ever offer, but with really good pricing today we wanted to take advantage of this great rate. A fantastic number gets even better on three bottles or more. The base vintage here is 2014.
Below is John Gilman's write up for the last release of Bollinger Special Cuvee.
John Gilman 92 pts! The new release of Bollinger “Cuvée Spéciale” non-vintage Brut is from the base year of 2013 and was disgorged in April of 2017. The vins clairs for this bottling are now raised in seventy percent stainless steel tanks and thirty percent old casks. The dosage of this bottling is eight grams per liter and the wine offers up a lovely nose of apple, fresh-baked bread, chalky soil tones, a bit of smokiness and a nice touch of citrus peel in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and complex, with a good core, elegant mousse and fine cut and grip on the well-balanced and vibrant finish. A lovely release. (Drink between 2018-2035)