Bollinger Millésime 2009 James Bond SPECTRE 75cl Ice Cooler Pack - Limited Edition

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Country France
Champagne Type Vintage Brut and Rose
Region Champagne
Brand Bollinger
Grape Variety Pinot Noir / Chardonnay
Size 75cl
ABV 12%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2009
Maturity Drink Now or will keep
Style Full Bodied
Food Match Fantastic with strong hard Cheese and really good paired with rich fresh foods such as salmon, oysters, white fish or duck

A true collector's item, this unique Bollinger 2009 vintage was released exclusively to celebrate the continuing partnership between Champagne Bollinger and James Bond and is only available to purchase and taste in the SPECTRE Limited Edition bottle. The 2009 vintage is a Champagne of great character, with a certain sophisticated elegance reminiscent of the famous secret agent. As with any vintage Bollinger Champagne, the 2009 perfectly reflects the House style; the expression of the terroir and the aromatic richness are beautifully enhanced in this blend. Bollinger Chef de Cave Gilles Descôtes says "we have kept the best, the richest wine".

Its deep golden colour demonstrates the wine's maturity as well as Bollinger's winemaking methods. On the nose the vintage boasts a refined complexity, the expression of the Grands crus and terroirs. White flowers, citrus fruit, delicately woody stewed pear with hints of vanilla, toasted aromas, hazelnuts and breadcrumbs. In the mouth the wine shows a good maturity yet remains quite brisk and lively. It moves through stewed fruit, mirabelle plum, quince paste and honey with a finish that reminds us of bitter orange. As well as being a unique Bollinger vintage, the SPECTRE Limited Edition is encased in a sleek Carre Basset designed reusable black cool-box with embossed silver Bollinger and 007 branding. The exterior is designed to mimic the texture of the gun grip on 007's Walther PPK, whilst the insulated interior will keep the bottle chilled for up to two hours once removed from the fridge, making it the perfect portable Champagne for all secret missions! Both stylish and cool to see and thus completely in the style of Mr. Bond.

Madame Bollinger famously quoted: “I drink it when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm 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'm thirsty."

In 1829, Champagne Bollinger introduced an instantly recognizable, dry, toasty style that connoisseurs around the globe have coveted ever since. Six generations of the Bollinger family have maintained that trademark style, and Bollinger is one of the rare Grande Marque houses to be owned, controlled and managed by the same family since it was founded.

With 399 acres of vineyards situated in the best Grands Crus and Premiers Crus villages, Bollinger relies on its own estate for nearly two-thirds of its grape requirements, including the Pinot Noir from La Côte Aux Enfants in the heart of Ay. It is this that gives its Champagne its distinctive roundness and elegance, Bollinger is one of a select few houses that can control the quality of its grape supply so carefully.

The release of the SPECTRE Limited Edition marks the continuation of a long lasting partnership between EON Productions, the producers of the Bond franchise, and the House of Bollinger. Bollinger has featured in 13 Bond films to date and has been the exclusive Champagne partner since “Moonraker” in 1979. The Champagne Bollinger partnership with Bond is, rather uniquely, based on a gentlemen’s agreement from the early 1970s. At the time, Champagne Bollinger was being run by Madame Bollinger’s nephews Claude d’Hautefeuille and Christian Bizot. They sought to continue their late aunt’s good work in building the brand of Bollinger, whilst remaining true to its heritage and tradition.

When film producer Albert ”Cubby” Broccoli was seeking a Champagne House to match James Bond’s on-screen impeccable taste and panache, he chose Bollinger, but the House was still traditionally quite reserved at heart. Adamant that Bollinger was right for his suave secret agent, Cubby took his time and made friends with Christian Bizot, bonding over their shared love of wine. Since that encounter, Bollinger has been featured in 13 Bond films in an association that has lasted for 42 years. James Bond’s first encounter with Bollinger, however, was actually a literary one; Tiffany Case sends Bond a bottle to his cabin on the Queen Elizabeth in the novel of “Diamonds Are Forever.” The first appearance in a film was when then Bond Roger Moore ordered Bollinger from room service in “Live and Let Die”. From that moment on, Bollinger has been Bond’s Champagne of Choice in every big screen outing.

Country Of Origin: France

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