UPROXX provided their ranked recommendations of leading champagnes, awarding Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée with the top spot! Offering some historical background on the House and for being James Bond’s preferred bubbly, the story also explains that “thanks to the guidance of Lily Bollinger post-WWII, the brand became the champagne the adventurers, jet-setters, and what the so-called cool kids drank.”
Being the name, the quality of the wine is what makes Bollinger stand out. “This draws you in with a sense of over-ripe peaches next to tart apples stewed with dark spices and wine. That spice and apple bring about an almost apple butter feel as the svelte nature of the sip leads towards a brioche loaded with walnuts and that spiced stewed apple next to a buttery foundation.” Continuing, the writer confirms that Special Cuvée is 100% worth the hype and it is “just a smooth, subtly bubbly, and just the right amount of dry on the finish.” Read the full write up HEREUproxx_12.30.20-1
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 flavor, 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.