For Your Eyes Only: Bollinger SPECTRE Limited Edition
James Bond returns to the big screen this October in SPECTRE, along with his thirst for Bollinger! The 26th film in the series, and the 14th to feature the suave secret agents predilection for Bollinger, sees our hero follow a cryptic message from his past to uncover a sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.
To celebrate the continuing partnership between Bond and Bollinger, two limited editions have been released. Bollinger SPECTRE Limited Edition houses a bottle of 2009 vintage in a sleek Carré Basset outer case whose design mimics the texture of a Walther PPK, Bond’s weapon of choice. The Bollinger Crystal Set, with a hand-blown Saint-Louis crystal ice bucket, features an extremely rare magnum of Bollinger R.D. 1988. R.D. is one of Bond’s preferred cuvées, and the 2002 vintage is due to appear in the upcoming film.
In 1978, Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli, the James Bond film producer met Christian Bizot, General Manager of Champagne Bollinger at the time, thereby uncorking an everlasting friendship between the two families. Bond and Bollinger have proven to be a logical and natural pairing: two legends who share a number of core values, such as excellence, elegance and character. Ever since, Champagne Bollinger has been the champagne of James Bond, a key element in his effervescent seduction of the fairer sex and a symbol of his oh-so British style.