Bollinger’s Special Cuvée 007 Limited Edition has been released to celebrate over 40 years of partnership as the Official Champagne of the legendary British secret agent, James Bond, and the upcoming release of the highly anticipated No Time To Die film.
Bollinger was first ordered by James Bond in 1973’s Live and Let Die. Five years later there was a chance meeting off-screen between two fine wine connoisseurs: Christian Bizot, the Managing Director of Champagne Bollinger at the time, and Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli, the 007 director. The two struck up a close friendship, which resulted in the 1969 R.D. making an appearance in 1979’s Moonraker. The Bollinger family have partnered with the James Bond series ever since, featuring in a slew of the movies.
The iconic Special Cuvée bottle has been given a makeover befitting of James Bond. It features a black and gold neck collar emblazoned with 007 and has been slipped into a limited-edition gift box inspired by No Time To Die, complete with a silhouette of James Bond standing next to his Aston Martin.
The Champagne itself is as classic and much-loved as the film franchise. Stylistically, Bollinger are renowned for their rich and savoury style of wines, dominated by Pinot Noir and subject to oak fermentation and extensive lees maturation. Bollinger Special Cuvée is the producer’s flagship release and an iconic Champagne in every sense. Biscuity and toasty on the nose, Special Cuvée suggests notes of toffee, orange peel, pear and hazelnut. Crisp, long and textured on the finish, this special release is licensed to thrill.