95 points Decanter: "If it’s good enough for James Bond, it’s good enough for you. Bollinger Champagne has made a number of cameos in James Bond films over the year. This non-vintage Special Cuvée is an example of a classic Champagne done well. Notes of marzipan on the nose and the palate give toastiness and leesy notes, specifically sourdough. It’s classic for a reason and would only elevate any table it finds itself on. Drinking Window: 2022-2032. (Dec 2022)"
95 points Bettane & Desseauve: "55% reserve wines reinforce the identity of pinot noirs. Concentration of yellow fruit aromas, smoky accents. Fresh flowers, candied citrus fruit on a liqueur and hazelnut background. On the palate, finish of orange and white stone fruit, fat flavors of almond and hazelnut. A great brut. (2022)"
95 points James Halliday (Wine Companion): "Second only to Krug Grande Cuvee in its complexity, reserve wines contributing 50% to 60% of the total, sourced from 750,000 magnums and wines held in barrel, the blend 60% pinot noir, 25% chardonnay and 15% meunier. It's creamy, rich and honeyed, dried and fresh white peach come with riveting acidity."
94 points Falstaff Guide: "Medium golden yellow, silver reflections, very fine persistent mousseux. Fine yellow fruit, nuances of golden delicous apple and mango, hints of bakery and orange zest. Juicy, elegant, fine fruit sweetness, finesse-rich acid structure, mineral, lemony-salty in the aftertaste, a versatile food companion. (Sep 2022)"
93 points Wine Spectator: "[$90/750ml list] A graceful Champagne, with flavors of black cherry, Asian pear, toast point and salted almond dancing across the palate. Bright and buoyant, with a fine, lacy mousse and delicate notes of lime blossom, ground coffee and exotic spices playing on the finish. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Drink now. Highly Recommended. (11/30/22)"
93 points Allen Meadows (Burghound) (Jan 2022).
93 points James Suckling (1/5/22).
|SubRegion||Vallée de la Marne|
|Varietal||Champagne / Sparkling Blend|
|Blend||60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier|