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SPECIAL CUVÉE BRUT CHAMPAGNE AC, France
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BOLLINGER
The dedicated local Ontario agent John Hanna & Sons has brought you Bollinger for over two decades. This is yet another recommended best buyREPEAT that was previously released on November 14, 2020 at $91.95. 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. This is the 30th Vintages release of Special Cuvée - it first appeared in Vintages on September 6, 2003. 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: 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier sourced from more than 300 crus, including 85% grands and premiers crus; 15% fermented in old oak barrels. The complexity and richness of Special Cuvée is unparalleled among the entry non-vintage blends of every Champagne house, short of ascending to the mesosphere of Krug. Its grand recipe explains why, built on incredible depth of 50%-60% reserves. Triumphant complexity is a given at Bollinger, but it's the dynamic freshness and vitality that really set it apart as one of the most affordable Champagne benchmarks. Drinking window: 2020-2021. Score - 96 (Tyson Stelzer, decanter.com, Dec. 14, 2020) Price $ 91.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 26, 2021
Cases bought 300 (6 bottles per case)

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