2009 Bollinger James Bond Spectre Edition 150CL
Wine Rating: RP 92 points
Drink by: N/A
Bollinger's 2009 Millésime Edition Limitée 007 has a very clear, fine and fruity bouquet that reflects a perfect blend of Grands Crus dressed with Pinot Noir (68%) and Chardonnay (32%). Fermented in small used barrels and disgorged in February 2014, the 2009 is very elegant, intense, and balanced on the palate; it reveals a remarkable finesse with fine pearls and sweet cherry-flavored fruit. Its finish is well structured and quite powerful and fruity, though it keeps the elegant style. Could be drier for Bond, though that's for the girls, isn't it? Back to the facts.
Here's how Bollinger comments on the 2009 harvest: "Favorable weather conditions allowed the vines to bud mid-April, slightly early compared to the average of the past ten years. Flowering was disrupted by rain and cool temperatures. Early summer was marked by a succession of violent storms that raised concerns of vine health. As of August 1, there was uninterrupted excellent weather until the harvest, which ran from September 12 to 27 with idyllic temperatures. The average potential alcohol for Bollinger reached 10.1° with an acidity of seven grams per liter."
"To celebrate the release of Spectre, the 24th James Bond adventure, Bollinger Champagne launched a new, limited edition bottle, inspired by the style and sophistication of the world of Bond. The Spectre limited edition contains a unique Bollinger Cuvee, a 2009 vintage exclusively released to celebrate the partnership.
The bottle is encased in a limited edition chill box, designed by Carré Basset, which keeps the bottle chilled for 2 hours after refrigeration. With its innovative design, the chill box has been produced entirely in metal by Virojanglor. The release of the limited edition marks a continuation of a long-lasting partnership between EON Productions, the producers of the Bond franchise and the House of Bollinger. Bollinger has featured in 14 Bond films. It has been the exclusive Champagne partner since Moonraker in 1979."
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