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.