Bollinger Special Cuvee Double Magnum

  • Type: White
  • Producer: Bollinger
  • Varietal: Champagne
  • Country: France
  • Region: Champagne
  • Size: DM - Dbl Mag, 3L
  • Bin: C2393
Special Price $499.95 Regular Price $595.00
In stock
SKU
C2393
Bollinger Special Cuvee Double Magnum is available to buy in increments of 1

Named "Special Cuvee" by Jacques Bollinger in 1921 to illustrate that a non-vintage Champagne could be of the same outstanding quality as a tete de cuvee. James Bond would certainly agree.

94 pts Wine Spectator

A rich, smoky Champagne, with hints of marzipan and fennel seed accenting honeyed malt, bread dough, baked apple and gingersnap flavors. It's all focused by intense acidity, which meshes beautifully into the layers of flavor and refined texture, with a lingering finish. Drink now through 2021.

92 pts Wine Enthusiast

As always with this producer, this iconic nonvintage cuvée is dominated by Pinot Noir that gives impressive richness as well as ripe stone fruits. Wood fermentation adds further complexity as does the age of this bottling before release. Drink this Champagne now.

91 pts Wine Advocate

Disgorged six months ago, the latest rendition of the NV Brut Special Cuvée was bottled in 2015, and while its core derives from the 2014 vintage, it contains fully 60% reserve wines. The wine wafts from the glass with a classic bouquet of apples, pear, walnut oil and clear honey, followed by a medium to full-bodied palate that's broad-shouldered and Pinot Noir-driven, with a pinpoint mousse, nice tension at the core and a delicately chalky finish. Gilles Descotes commented that one of his biggest challenges is finding enough wine raised in wood to make the Special Cuvée in years where Grandé Année is produced—and to that end, Bollinger is significantly expanding its barrel program to ferment even more base wine in used oak.