Longtime 007 accomplice Champagne Bollinger is rolling out two uncommon, restricted version Champagnes to mark the upcoming 25th Bond movie, No Time to Die, subsequent 12 months, in addition to many years of partnership between the 2 iconic manufacturers.
Bond’s love affair with this explicit Champagne has an fascinating story: In accordance with Bollinger, a “handshake settlement” between the Bollinger and Broccoli (producers of Bond) households, “Bollinger has remained the worldwide man of thriller’s most well-liked Champagne of alternative since 1979’s Moonraker with none cash ever exchanging arms.”
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That’s why Bollinger determined to create a stunningly packaged Moonraker magnum: the 40th anniversary of Moonraker. In accordance with a launch, Bollinger “enlisted designer Eric Berthes to re-imagine the Moonraker house shuttle.” It’s crafted from pewter and wooden veneer, and the case hides a Saint Louis crystal ice bucket and a magnum of Bollinger 2007. There’s no U.S. value but set for this restricted version (solely 407 numbered Moonraker shuttles are being produced), but it surely’s been set at £4,500 for the U.Ok. market.
But when that’s a bit above your price range, there’s the Bollinger 007 Restricted Version, Classic 2011. It is a blanc de noirs: a white glowing wine created from pinot noir grapes from the 2011 crop. Bollinger has by no means launched a 2011 classic wine earlier than, and this explicit classic has additionally spent many of the final decade getting older in oak, including to its uniqueness among the many portfolio.
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“The fruit for the 2011 Classic is sourced from a single grand cru winery in Aÿ, Champagne,” Bollinger defined in a press launch, “and marks the primary time Bollinger has created a cuvée solely from this historic cru.”
Listed here are Bollinger’s tasting notes:
“Golden in coloration with glints of copper, it boasts aromas of honey, exhausting sweet and yellow-fleshed fruits such because the Mirabelle plum. On the palate, wealthy notes of stewed fruits are expressed with a ravishing spherical texture, elevated by a end of mineral notes evocative of flint.”
Bollinger has been featured within the Bond movies an unbelievable 14 occasions since its first look in Dwell and Let Die starring Roger Moore. Apart from his iconic martini, it’s the drink most related to Bond.
The packaging is fashionable and delicate, like one thing out of Q’s laboratory meant to each defend a bottle—and doubtless cover a tranquilizing dart, or one thing that explodes sharks.
Bollinger 007 Restricted Version is recommended to cost round $230, and will probably be obtainable for the vacations.