The James Bond franchise has built an enduring relationship with the Bollinger brand that goes back to 1973. To celebrate the release of the new film, Spectre, the House has produced a 2009 bottling which has been dedicated to the Bond Limited Edition exclusively.
Not only are you getting a very good Champagne made from Grand Cru sites but it also comes in a rather chic looking metal chill box, a design apparently inspired by James Bond's tuxedo and intended to imitate the texture of the handgrip on Bond's favoured sidearm, the Walther PPK. We don't know whether it was Q himself who came up with the idea and alas it appears not to be bullet proof but we think you will love it none the less.
On the nose, the wine boasts a refined complexity, the expression of the Grands crus' terroirs. White flowers, citrus fruit,delicately stewed pear with hints of vanilla, toasted aromas, hazelnut and breadcrumbs. On the palate the wine shows a good maturity yet remains quite brisk and lively. We move through candied fruit, mirabelle plum, quince paste and honey with a finish that reminds us of bitter orange.