The annual New York Times Food & Drink Holiday Gift Guide is out, and Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée in magnum is the only wine featured. Longtime wine critic Eric Asimov suggests ringing in 2021 with Bollinger’s flagship wine. He adds, “This has been quite a year. Give a magnum of this Bollinger Brut special cuvée to ensure that there’s something to celebrate in 2021 — even if it’s just Champagne.” Read the full culinary gift guide 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.