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SPECIAL CUVÉE BRUT CHAMPAGNE AC, France
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BOLLINGER
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Bright light straw colour. Intense, complex, toasty, ripe lemon meringue nose with lots of mineral notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, well structured, harmonious, spicy, gently toasty, ripe apple-lemon meringue flavours with a long, complex, gently toasty, extremely effervescent finish. Quite ready-to-drink but will improve with aging. This blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Meunier has 12% alcohol and 9 g/L residual sugar with lot number L2002302 on the capsule. This is the 28th release of Special Cuvée - it first appeared in Vintages on September 6, 2003. Last appeared in Vintages (***) 93-points on September 29, 2018 at $84.95 and was Recommended. CSPC 384529
Type Champagne
Agent Joh Han
Country France
Region Champagne
Rating ***/***+(94 points)
Dry, Complex, Solid, Gently Toasty
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Disgorged in the second half of 2019, the latest release of Bollinger's NV Brut Special Cuvée is based on the 2015 vintage, complemented by around 60% reserve wines. The wine is still quite tightly wound after its recent disgorgement, opening in the glass with notes of crisp yellow orchard fruit, freshly baked bread, clear honey and orange peel, with little sign of the nuttiness to come with bottle age. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, muscular and incipiently textural, with a deep core, ripe acids and a pinpoint mousse. This isn't the most incisive vintage of Special Cuvée, but it's powerful and vinous and will have fine gastronomic potential with a little bottle age. Drink date: 2022-2035. Score - 91+ (Dr. William Kelley, robertparker.com, March 12, 2020) Price $ 89.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - July 11, 2020
Cases bought 300 (6 bottles per case)

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