Champagne Special Cuvee Brut

Bollinger: Champagne Special Cuvee Brut

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Pinot Noir 60%, Chardonnay 25%, Pinot Meunier 15%
weiß, trocken
12,0% Vol.
Verpackt in: 3er
voll & rund
frische Säure
Lobenberg: 95+/100
Decanter: 96/100
Wine Spectator: 94/100
Falstaff: 94/100
Galloni: 94/100
Frankreich, Champagne
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Champagne Special Cuvee Brut


Lobenberg: In der Nase der Duft von mürben Äpfeln, mit rauchigen Aromen unterlegt, im Gaumen ausgeprägte Frucht, sehr harmonisch und nachhaltig. Die Special Cuvée ist die Visitenkarte des Hauses und zeigt den typischen Bollingerstil. Weinig, sinnlich und besonders elegant. 95+/100


Decanter über: Champagne Special Cuvee Brut

-- Decanter: 45% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay, 16% Meunier, blended from 140 wines dating from 1996 to 2010, including 42% reserves. Krug leads off where most other Champagne houses end, and its entry wine is every bit a prestige cuvée. It smells and tastes like no other wine, a monumental paradox of tense freshness, profound maturity and inimitable complexity. Decadently rich, extravagantly complex and thunderingly expansive, Grande Cuvée is a vinous Champagne of multifaceted personality, yet ever-heightened tension. For all it represents, spanning 25 years of production, it presents incredible value. 96/100


Wine Spectator über: Champagne Special Cuvee Brut

-- Wine Spectator: A rich, smoky Champagne, with hints of marzipan and fennel seed accenting honeyed malt, bread dough, baked apple and gingersnap flavors. It's all focused by intense acidity, which meshes beautifully into the layers of flavor and refined texture, with a lingering finish. Drink now through 2021. 8,000 cases imported.' –AN 94/100.


Falstaff über: Champagne Special Cuvee Brut

-- Falstaff: Mittleres Goldgelb, silberfarbene Reflexe, sehr feines, anhaltendes Mousseux. Feine gelbe Frucht, Nuancen von Golden-Delicous-Apfel und Mango, ein Hauch von Backwerk und Orangenzesten. Saftig, elegant, feine Fruchtsüße, finessenreiche Säurestruktur, mineralisch, zitronig-salzig im Nachhall, ein vielseitiger Speisenbegleiter. 94/100


Galloni über: Champagne Special Cuvee Brut

-- Galloni: A fabulous Champagne, the NV PN VZ 15 is a new wine from Bollinger and the first addition to the range in over a decade. As the name implies, it is a 100% Pinot Noir built on a core of fruit from Verzenay and based on the 2015 vintage. Bollinger’s most iconic wine is of course the super-rare and expensive 100% Pinot Noir Vielles Vignes Françaises. A few years ago, Bollinger set out on a path to exalt the unique characteristics of their Pinot. For this project, the four leads of the winemaking team headed by Cellar Master Gilles Descôtes and Deputy Cellar Master Denis Bunner were tasked with each creating a new cuvée. The conditions: the wine had to be non-vintage, 100% Pinot Noir and possible to offer at both an affordable price and with some scale. The four wines were tasted blind and the winner is the new PN VZ 15, the first in a series of upcoming releases that will explore the many shades of Pinot at Bollinger. I tasted it recently with Bunner and General Manager Charles-Armand de Belenet and was super impressed. Bright and vibrant on the palate, the PN VZ 15 captures all of the Pinot richness that is such a Bollinger signature but with the freshness and verve that make Pinots from Verzenay so distinctive. Rich red fruit, mint, dried flower and spice notes play off bright acids and veins of saline-drenched minerals in a display of aromas, flavors and textures that dazzle all the senses. Think of it as a baby VVF, but with the tension of Verzenay. The blend is approximately 50% Verzenay and 50% Aÿ, Bouzy and Louvois, done about half in steel and half in oak. This release is based on the 2015 vintage (50% of the blend), with reserve wines that go back to 2009, including 20% from the reserve magnums Bollinger is so famous for. This bottle was disgorged in November 2019 and dosage is 7 grams per liter, about average for Bollinger today. As I have written before, many of Champagne’s big houses have embraced the ambitious spirit of grower Champagne with their recent bottlings, wines that often place more emphasis on variety and place than the flagship blended cuvées that are the core of what Champagne has represented in the past. This is yet another example. The new PN VZ 15 is superb, and sharply priced as well, something that is not often the case with new grande marque Champagnes these days. Don’t miss it.

Mein Winzer


Champagne Bollinger aus Aÿ befindet sich wie nur wenige Champagner-Erzeuger im Familienbesitz. Der unverkennbare Stil von Champagner Bollinger beruht im Prinzip auf fünf Säulen.

Champagne Special Cuvee Brut