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Bollinger Special Cuvee

Bollinger Special Cuvee is a non-vintage brut champagne with an award winning history. This house style champagne comes primarily from grand crus and premier crus grapes. Bollinger Special Cuvee is a nice fresh champagne that is somewhat young. It is to find in many retail stores.

Bollinger Special Cuvee
Sweetness Level:
Category: Basic Prestige Cuvée: No
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
Champagne 411 91 02/16/13   Average Retail Price
Wine Enthusiast 92 12/01/12   (750 ml bottle) $60
Wine Spectator 93 11/30/13    

Tasting Notes
Appearance: Medium straw, lively small bubbles.
Aroma/bouquet: Baked apple, honey, hints of peach.
Palate: Pear, brioche, apple, citrus, with notes of chalky minerality.
Additional comments: Nice fresh champagne, somewhat young.
When to drink: Bollinger Special Cuvee Champagne is ready to drink now but will likely improve with another year's age through 2018. Bollinger Special Cuvee is typically at its peak from 1 to 5 years of release. Best served at 50 to 54 degrees fahrenheit.

Special Cuvee Details

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Label: Bollinger Special Cuvee
Champagne Bollinger
Wine Category:
Sparkling Wine
Region & Country:
Champagne, France
Type (Style):
Sweetness Level: Brut
Dosage: 8 to 9 gr. of sugar
Prestige cuvée: No
House Style (style de maison): Yes
Vineyards: 85% or more Grand Crus and Premier Crus
Grapes: 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier
Alcohol: 12%

Go to Champagne Details for a description of the above types, characteristics, and grapes.

Bollinger Special Cuvee

Bollinger uses the méthode champenoise for their champagne production. The Special Cuvee is composed of 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier. At least 85% of the grapes used for production are from grand and premier crus. Wines are aged in wood before blending. Bollinger cellars their non-vintage champagne a minimum of 30 months on lees (double the minimum legal requirement). The dosage ranges from 8 to 9 grams/liter.

More than 100 years after Bollinger's signature champagne received the name 'Special Cuvee', it continues to symbolize the House's history and expertise.

Award Organization
Award Year
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 Bronze
Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 Commended
International Wine Challenge 2010 Silver
Mundus Vini 2010 Gold
Mundus Vini 2009 Silver
Mundus Vini 2008 Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards 2007 Bronze
Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2007 2 Stars Coup de coeur
Mundus Vini 2005 Silver
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