In the event that you want to enjoy a glass or two of beautiful Champagne, but don’t want a full size bottle, Wine Enthusiast compiled a list of their reviewers favorite high-scoring half bottles, including Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée.
Champagne reviewer Roger Voss says, “dominated, as always, by Pinot Noir and with wood fermentation and aging, this Champagne has a great poise between freshness and richness. It is intense and ripe, with apple and minerality coming together.”
While we rarely find ourselves unable to finish a full bottle of Bollinger, you can read the rest of the write up and other half bottle recommendations 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.