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Not for nothing is Bollinger the choice of both suave and sophisticated masterspy James Bond and Ab Fab party girls Patsy and Edina. It's a superbly bone-dry, achingly delicious and super-cool drink, while remaining the party bubbles to truly aspire to. Celebrity status apart, this non-vintage Bollinger is a pale golden beauty with loads of yeasty, toasty aromas and big Champagne grape flavour. Skilfully blended from as many as 30 different harvests and beautifully aged, this is for anyone who worries that all Champagnes taste a bit the same. This one will knock your socks off!
Bollinger is famous for its consistency of style, structure and aromatic complexity. This is a complex and elegant Champagne with a wonderful combination of velvety bubbles and flavours of pear, brioche, spice and fresh walnuts.
Bollinger is one of the few remaining independent family owned Champagne houses. Since 1829, this moderately small house has worked tirelessly to acquire the finest vineyard sites, now totalling 163 ha, to guarantee the highest quality wine. The Champagne region of France lies approx 100 miles East of Paris. The chalky soil in this cool northerly climate creates a unique terroir for the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier grapes. First fermentation takes place in Stainless Steel tanks. After blending, bottling and second fermentation the Special Cuvée will rest for a minimum of three years on its lees to allow the aromatic complexity to fully develop. “Bollinger Special Cuvee. Cool, delicate briochey nose. Nice, rich fruit with honeyed undertones, reserve wine richness and texture. Complex, classy.” Antony Rose, Decanter, January 2008.