Bollinger

Special Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

9.21378 ratings
9.2275 pro ratings
Aÿ, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
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Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Advertisement. This photo was taken on the new iPhone 12 Max Pro. 😜

Costco finally got this back in. Its been awhile. I like it better at $49 than $59. Either price it’s a beautiful N/V cuvée.

Prior notes will stand.

Advertisement. This photo was taken on the new iPhone 12 Max Pro. 😜

Costco finally got this back in. Its been awhile. I like it better at $49 than $59. Either price it’s a beautiful N/V cuvée.

Prior notes will stand.

Nov 14th, 2020
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.4

Because no reason at all and we need to drink more Champagne. Bolly “special cuvée” offers a pretty great value in non-vintage from big name producers. It has that rich brioche and sea foam salinity that I love and often have to pay way more $$ for to get in Champagne. Super delicious and a great way to start a meal.

Because no reason at all and we need to drink more Champagne. Bolly “special cuvée” offers a pretty great value in non-vintage from big name producers. It has that rich brioche and sea foam salinity that I love and often have to pay way more $$ for to get in Champagne. Super delicious and a great way to start a meal.

Oct 26th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Our friends deck coming along nicely. The kitchen bar & lighting is in.

Tastes really good tonight. Showing more of the right kind of oxidative notes I enjoy.

Golden & green apple, braised pear, overripe pineapple, lemon, lime juice, nougat, some apple cider, vanillin, yeast, bread dough & crust, sea fossils, grey volcanics, limestone, white spice, gentle, powdery chalkiness, micro oxygenation, excellent with spring flowers, yellow flowers & withering white lilies. Excellent acidity. The finish is rush, smartly balanced, elegant and persistent.

Our friends deck coming along nicely. The kitchen bar & lighting is in.

Tastes really good tonight. Showing more of the right kind of oxidative notes I enjoy.

Golden & green apple, braised pear, overripe pineapple, lemon, lime juice, nougat, some apple cider, vanillin, yeast, bread dough & crust, sea fossils, grey volcanics, limestone, white spice, gentle, powdery chalkiness, micro oxygenation, excellent with spring flowers, yellow flowers & withering white lilies. Excellent acidity. The finish is rush, smartly balanced, elegant and persistent.

Aug 2nd, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Good way to kick-off the 4th on our friends new deck in progress.

The Bollinger Brut Special Cuvée is my idea of perfect balance between reductive & oxidative. Always rock solid! Great pair with white cheeses.

Previous notes will stand.

Happy 4th of July all! 🍾 🥂 🇺🇸 🧨

Good way to kick-off the 4th on our friends new deck in progress.

The Bollinger Brut Special Cuvée is my idea of perfect balance between reductive & oxidative. Always rock solid! Great pair with white cheeses.

Previous notes will stand.

Happy 4th of July all! 🍾 🥂 🇺🇸 🧨

Jul 5th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

With Covid-19 and the country in extended lockdown, mass economic shutdown & unemployment, one has extra time to enjoy some extra bottles, explore their creative side & dabble in a third career.

You can now not only follow my notes but, also my wine inspired landscape design. Here are some of my first creations. Strong beginning huh? I think I have a bright future after this is all over.

The nose reveals; lemon chiffon/meringue, lemons, lime zest, green apple, just ripe pineapple, grapefruit, green melon, some slightly bruised golden apple, lychees, cream, vanillin, very light caramel, elegant, soft chalkiness, volcanics, sea fossils/spray, bread dough to baguette with yellow florals, spring flowers & jasmine.

The body is rich with beautiful mousse & excellent micro-oxygenation. lemon chiffon/meringue, lemons, lime zest, green apple, just ripe pineapple, grapefruit, green melon, some slightly bruised golden apple, lychees, white peach, cream, cream soda, vanillin, very more caramel, elegant, soft chalkiness, volcanics, sea fossils/spray, medium white spice (ginger)with just a touch of palate heat, bread dough to baguette with yellow florals, spring flowers & jasmine. The lively, delicate acidity is excellent. The rich, well polished & balanced finish delicious & even throughout with nice, delicate, palate penetrating white spice that persists minutes.

Photos of; David’s Wine Inspired Landscape Designs, LCC. All rights reserved. TM. 😂

With Covid-19 and the country in extended lockdown, mass economic shutdown & unemployment, one has extra time to enjoy some extra bottles, explore their creative side & dabble in a third career.

You can now not only follow my notes but, also my wine inspired landscape design. Here are some of my first creations. Strong beginning huh? I think I have a bright future after this is all over.

The nose reveals; lemon chiffon/meringue, lemons, lime zest, green apple, just ripe pineapple, grapefruit, green melon, some slightly bruised golden apple, lychees, cream, vanillin, very light caramel, elegant, soft chalkiness, volcanics, sea fossils/spray, bread dough to baguette with yellow florals, spring flowers & jasmine.

The body is rich with beautiful mousse & excellent micro-oxygenation. lemon chiffon/meringue, lemons, lime zest, green apple, just ripe pineapple, grapefruit, green melon, some slightly bruised golden apple, lychees, white peach, cream, cream soda, vanillin, very more caramel, elegant, soft chalkiness, volcanics, sea fossils/spray, medium white spice (ginger)with just a touch of palate heat, bread dough to baguette with yellow florals, spring flowers & jasmine. The lively, delicate acidity is excellent. The rich, well polished & balanced finish delicious & even throughout with nice, delicate, palate penetrating white spice that persists minutes.

Photos of; David’s Wine Inspired Landscape Designs, LCC. All rights reserved. TM. 😂

Apr 11th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Happy birthday Christina & Hedy.

Kicking off the celebration with Bollinger & white cheeses.

Beautiful & well balanced reductive & oxidative style. Consistent & always delivers.

Happy birthday Christina & Hedy.

Kicking off the celebration with Bollinger & white cheeses.

Beautiful & well balanced reductive & oxidative style. Consistent & always delivers.

Mar 2nd, 2020
Michael Herzog

Always a crowd pleaser.

Always a crowd pleaser.

Jan 20th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Something to pair with cupcakes from the Buttery Bakery...Carrot Cake, Rum Custard with Coconut, Red Velvet and Dark Chocolate.

Everything the Buttery makes is near perfect.

Excellent finish to a great evening! Thanks James & Christina for hosting.

Photos of; the House of Bollinger, caves with library bottles we’d all like to get our hands on, one of their barrel coppers and Grand Cru vineyard.

Something to pair with cupcakes from the Buttery Bakery...Carrot Cake, Rum Custard with Coconut, Red Velvet and Dark Chocolate.

Everything the Buttery makes is near perfect.

Excellent finish to a great evening! Thanks James & Christina for hosting.

Photos of; the House of Bollinger, caves with library bottles we’d all like to get our hands on, one of their barrel coppers and Grand Cru vineyard.

Jan 11th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Thanksgiving dinner part II. Always need to kick it off with Bubbles.

Previous notes apply. Nice cuvée at just under $50.

Thanksgiving dinner part II. Always need to kick it off with Bubbles.

Previous notes apply. Nice cuvée at just under $50.

Nov 30th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

@Plate&Bottle

Second Course: Green Salad, Shaved Apple, Parmesan, Honey Walnut & Lemon Vinaigrette.

Acid meets acid in a beautiful tug of war. Lemon, nuts, honey and citrus all get along very well. So good!


If you live in & around the greater Bay Area, you owe to yourself to attend one of the dinners Hedy holds 4-5 times a year. Not only is the food amongst the very best we had, the people that attend and environment are as equally good. Find Hedy @Plate&Bottle

@Plate&Bottle

Second Course: Green Salad, Shaved Apple, Parmesan, Honey Walnut & Lemon Vinaigrette.

Acid meets acid in a beautiful tug of war. Lemon, nuts, honey and citrus all get along very well. So good!


If you live in & around the greater Bay Area, you owe to yourself to attend one of the dinners Hedy holds 4-5 times a year. Not only is the food amongst the very best we had, the people that attend and environment are as equally good. Find Hedy @Plate&Bottle

Nov 10th, 2019