6 bottles of the Bollinger Special Cuvee Champagne - a mighty, full-bodied 'Absolutely Fabulous' Champagne of great class. Delightfully pale gold in colour, the mousse is light and persistent. Densely packed apple and pear fruits give way to a noticeably creamy, caramel-like finish.
The Special Cuvee is the purest expression of Bollinger's style. It has 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. Bollinger exudes balance - perfectly stationed between firmness and freshness, with a length equal to its richness and a persistent fine bead.
Bollinger uses only the 'Cuvee' juice in the making of Special Cuvee. 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 Cuvee 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 Cuvee then ages in cellars for at least 3 years.