Jeb Dunnuck 93 points – Bollinger’s NV Special Cuvee knocks it out of the park. Made from 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and the rest Pinot Meunier, with 30% of the blend brought up in barrels, it boasts a rich, deep, medium to full-bodied style as well as terrific notes of lemon curd, creme brulee, caramelized stone fruits, and hints of toasty nuttiness that develop with time in the glass. It’s a big, rich Champagne that stays balanced and pure. Beautiful stuff..March/2018
Any fish, especially sushi and sashimi Seafood: shrimp, prawn, crayfish, grilled lobster Poultry and white meat Cashews, Parmesan, prosciutto, especially Pata Negra
The House’s 170 hectares are planted with 85% of Grand Cru and Premier Cru vines, spread over seven main vineyards: A , Avenay, Tauxieres, Louvois et Verzenay are planted with Pinot Noir, Cuis with Chardonnay and Champvoisy with Pinot Meunier. Bollinger is one of a very few champagne Houses to produce the majority of their own grapes for their blends. Pinot Noir represents 60% of the House’s vineyard, corresponding to the exact proportion of this demanding grape variety in the Special Cuvee blend. Complex and powerful, it provides Bollinger wines with their remarkable structure.