My name is... Bollinger. Champagne Bollinger.
This, of course, is James Bond's favourite Champagne.
Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut is one of the winery's great classics. Created in 1911 by Georges Bollinger, this sparkling wine is made from an exquisite, ultra-sophisticated blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, 80% of which come from Premier and Grand Cru plots located in the very heart of the Champagne region.
In addition to that, the wine is added a small amount of reserve wine (5-10%) to ensure the homogeneity of the product. Coming from specific vineyards, this reserve wines are separately aged in magnum bottles.
After a minimum ageing period of 36 months, Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut was disgorged, added 7-9 grams of sugar per litre of Champagne and aged for a further 3 months before its commercial release onto the market.
Raise a toast to James Bond!
Bollinger Special Cuvée has a clean, royal, golden colour with greyish tinges.
This Champagne made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier is complex and enticing, showing notes of ripe white fruit, some spicy notions, hints of pastry, aniseed, fruit compote and remembrances of almonds and nuts.
This Champagne by the Maison Bollinger is well-structured, masterly crafted and silky. Little bubbles, excellent acidity, notes of ripe pears, cinnamon, muffin and white flowers. Long finish with remembrances of aromatic herbs.
|Our personal opinion||
Bollinger Special Cuvée, like all great Champagnes, turns any moment into a celebration.
|Type of Sparkling Wine||Brut|
|Denomination of Origin (DO)||Champagne|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Number of months aged in the bottle||36|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Pinot Noir 60%, Chardonnay 25%, Pinot Meunier 15%.|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Alone, Aperitif, Caviar, Curred fish, Foie Gras, Grilled fish, Oriental cuisine, Oysters, Rice with fish, Roasted fish, Smoked foods, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Sushi|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fine bubbles and Fresh, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
An all-time classic!! 5 stars.