25. Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut

Champagne, France NV
  • Bottle £79.00
Firm, with yeasty brioche notes following through to enrich the fruit flavour. (Walter Hicks) Indicative blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier. Critic’s Scores: Average 92 pts, but Wine Spectator gave it 93pts. Madame Lily Bollinger (1899-1977) created the most famous and most quoted piece of prose about champagne of all time: “I drink it when I am happy, and when I am sad. Sometimes I drink it when I am alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry, and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it – unless I am thirsty”. (Rupert Brendon) (1) 12% vol