Bollinger is second only to Krug with the depth and complexity of its reserve. The accent is firmly on pinot noir from Premier and Grand Cru sources. Small wonder it is of towering power and complexity capable of handling any food match. An exceptional bargain. 96 points – James Halliday's Top 100 Wines of 2019
"I visited Bollinger yesterday morning and marvelled at its Special Cuvée Brut just as I marvelled over it when I visited a year ago. Again it scored among the best entry non-vintage wines in Champagne. The recipe is astounding: A blend of 245 wines, more than eighty percent of which are grand cru and premier cru. A very high fifty-five percent is reserve wine (older vintages) aged in magnum under cork and disgorged by hand. It spends a minimum of three years on lees in the Bollinger cellars. No other champagne at this price has such a recipe. 95 Points." Tyson Stelzer.