UPROXX believes gifting wine to your loved ones is the right, crowd-pleasing decision this holiday season and recommends Champagne Bollinger Special Cuveé NV as one of eight standout options. Their rationale? “Seriously, a good bottle of vino just might be exactly what your introverted, cat lady of an aunt needs to lighten the mood during all those holiday Zoom calls.”
Special Cuvée is suggested “for the stylish and refined person in your life.” The write up elaborates on the blend and the estate’s rich heritage before telling readers that this wine is so “iconic” because “it’s comprised of grapes sourced from 300 crus….We’re talking about the absolute best grapes from the most superior villages and plots in Champagne.” Described as triumphant, “there’s a boisterous aroma of apple and toasted almonds but the palate is rich with notes of creme brûlée and lemon parfait and a melody of stone fruits. A touch of chalk in the finish balances out the sturdy, fine bubbles.”
As a final comment, they note this is a wine that will only get better with time if you can resist popping it immediately. Read the full review HERE
From vineyard to bottling, Special Cuvée sees such an extraordinary level of care and attention, it is difficult to place within the non-vintage or, really, any Champagne category. It is a Champagne that stands apart. Within one bottle, all the complexity of flavour, texture and pleasure that Champagne can offer. Special Cuvée is truly a journey of devotion from Bollinger.
Bollinger is one of the rare Grande Marques that’s still family owned. Known for its rich, elegant and polished style of Champagne, their outstanding wines are the result of rigorous attention to detail and incredibly labor-intensive practices that few houses are willing to undertake. Underscoring its excellence, Bollinger has remained British secret agent James Bond's Champagne of choice since 1973.