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[FOUR-PACK COMBO] Bollinger Special Cuvee & Pol Roger Extra Cuvee Reserve Champagne N.V.
[FOUR-PACK COMBO] Bollinger Special Cuvee & Pol Roger Extra Cuvee Reserve Champagne N.V.


 
Retail Price: $286.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $199.97
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Winery: Bollinger & Pol Roger
Varietal: Champagne Blend
Region: Champagne, France
Vintage: N.V.
Bottle Size: Four x 750 ml Bottles

Product Code: BOLLINGERPOLROGERCHAMP-COMBO-W
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(2 Bottles) - Bollinger Special Cuvee Champagne (Champagne, France)


Notes from the winemaker:

The denomination Special Cuvée was created in 1911. The idea came from William Folks, then partner of the illustrious London House of Mentzendorff. This great wine lover felt it was an insult to simply call this great wine "non vintage". The suggestion of naming it "Special Cuvée" was immediately approved by Monsieur Bollinger.

A blend par excellence, the Special Cuvée is the purest expression of the Bollinger style; of its craftsmanship and its singular conception of what a champagne should be. It is, therefore, on this wine that the House of Bollinger shows how it is different from other Champagne Houses, asserts its qualitative policy and by which it asks to be judged.


93 Points - Wine Spectator:
" Very elegant and refined in texture,with fresh, focused acidity finding fine integration with thelayered notes of patisserie apple, black currant, smoky mineral and biscuit, complimented by hints of lemon zest and honey. Lingering finish. Drink now through 2020. Tasted twice, with consistent notes." (12/2012)

92 Points - Wine & Spirits:
"Finely balanced between fruit and minerality, this layers tart red fruit, crème caramel and juicy pear in a long chalk line of flavor. It's fresh and bright on one level, rich and sumptuous underneath-a brilliant blend that would fit any occasion." (12/2012)

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
" The classic Bollinger nonvintage is, as always, rich and firmly structured. With the roundness that comes from aging the wines in wood before blending, it has a ripe, smooth edge. Underneath, the texture is solid, with hints of apple and pear and mature acidity." (12/2012)




(2 Bottles) - Pol Roger Brut Extra Cuvee de Reserve Champagne N.V.

Notes from the Winemaker:

Pol Roger, one of a few luxury Champagne firms still family-owned, was established in Epernay in 1849. Pol Roger owns 200 acres of vineyards, which provide about 45% of their needs. Pol Roger's cellars extend over four miles of winding chalk passageways on two levels. The second or deeper cellar maintains a constant 9.5º C (50º F), one degree lower than the first level and most others in the region. This lower temperature slows the second fermentation, encouraging a finer mousse or bubbles. Pol Roger Champagne also spends two to three times the allowable minimum in the cellar before disgorgement, or about three years for the non-vintage and up to seven for the luxury cuvées. The long, slow maturation contributes greatly to the complex aromas, which distinguish these superb Champagnes.

The Brut Non Vintage blend is traditionally composed from about 30 to 35 still base wines, drawn from different vineyard sites, grape varieties and vintage years. It usually contains wines of at least two vintages, often three or four. Reserve wines compose between 20-30% of the traditional blend. The Brut NV is never sold until the youngest component is at least three years old, which gives it more character and body.

Pale gold with a very fine bead; flowery, delicately toasty aroma with fruit and complexity; creamy, beautifully balanced with a dry, harmonious finish.


91 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Light, bright gold. Displays aromas and flavors of orange, pear skin. honey and brioche, with a spicy overtone. Sappy and expansive, with excellent finishing power and lingering floral and smoke notes." - Josh Raynolds (12/14/2012)

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Pol Roger’s standard nonvintage cuvée is a rich wine, full in the mouth with a high proportion of Pinots and a creamy mousse. There is a depth of flavor thanks to the considerable use of mature reserved wines in the blend. It finishes with weight combining with final acidity." — R.V. (12/1/2009)

90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A mix of floral, apple and berry aromas and flavors highlight this firmly structured, elegant bubbly, which is harmonious and vibrant, with a lingering finish. Drink now through 2013. 7,000 cases imported." –BS (Oct 31, 2010)




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