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Bollinger Special Cuvee NV Champagne Jeroboam (3 ltr)  £199.95 
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Country: France
Region: Champagne
Category: Champagne - Non-Vintage   
Description: Bollinger Special Cuvee NV Champagne Jeroboam (3 ltr)
A rich, biscuity nose with a hint of summer fruits. On the palate, full flavours of nuts and toast and some citrus characters abound, balanced by excellent acidity.
The Special Cuvée is the purest expression of Bollinger's style.

Grape Variety: 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier.

Background: Bollinger uses only the ‘cuvée’ juice in the making of Special Cuvée. Depending on vintage, 100% of Grand Cru's and part of the Premier Cru's are barrel fermented. Bollinger uses small stainless steel tanks to conduct the fermentation of the other cru's.
Special Cuvée is a blend of wines coming from the most recent harvest, and also wines from previous harvests, including reserve wines held in magnum.
After second fermentation, Special Cuvée then ages in cellars for at least 3 years. After riddling and disgorging Special Cuvée then rests in cellars for a minimum of 3 months prior to shipment.

Pairing with food:
Perfect chilled as an aperitif, or served with plain sushi, pata negra ham, lobster,
scallops, grilled sea bass, quail, or cheeses such as Chaource or Brie.

Review:
“You are either into Bolly or you’re not. It is rich, full, firm, imposing, masterful, heady, mouth-filling, intense, aromatic, weighty, serious and takes no prisoners. And, if you’re not into Bolly, you’re missing something. Of course, I realise the taste of wine is personal and purely subjective, but surely Bolly can transcend that – it is omnipotent after all!”
Matthew Jukes, The Wine List 2007

"The weighty, full Bollinger style is rich on the palate and long on the finish but it has elegance too. A big personality."
Giles Fallowfield, Decanter Magazine - August 2005

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