Bollinger Special Cuvee Champagne NV
The Bollinger family have a long history of winemaking in the Champagne region, with family links stretching right back to 1585. The Champagne house opened in 1829 and Bollinger continues to be run by the family today. They take great care over fruit selection, with 60% coming from their own estates, while the majority of other fruit sourced comes from Premier and Grand Cru vineyards.
The vinification occurs in wooden barrels, a process that is increasingly unique amongst the great Champagne houses, giving Bollinger its unique character and guaranteeing the stability of the wine. Today Bollinger holds the Royal Warrant and is James Bond’s preferred Champagne.
A powerful yet elegant, bone dry champagne with a high proportion of Pinot Noir giving a wonderfully biscuity nose, and flavours of citrus, nuts, figs and spice.
Complex, muscular yet graceful with fine length and lovely maturity. Ideal as an aperitif, or with fish and seafood
I don’t think you can get better champagne at this price level. Quality wines go into this champagne with many reserves from previous highly regarded years, though not vintage. A complex fruitiness it’s aromatic with ripe fruits and not too sweet, the flavour is subtle yet long lasting