While perpetually associated with vodka martinis, James Bond has had an equally lengthy and no less enjoyable connection with Bollinger.
Stretching back to 1956, when the champagne made its first appearance in ‘Diamonds are Forever’ - Ian Fleming's fourth novel about Her Majesty’s eponymous hero - Bollinger and Bond have enjoyed an iconic marriage that the champagne house continues to champion.
To coincide with the October release of Skyfall, the 23rd instalment of the Bond series on screen, starring Daniel Craig in his third outing and directed by Oscar winner Sam Mendes, Bollinger have unveiled their latest James Bond special edition bottle entitled ‘002 for 007’.
The bottle of La Grande Année 2002 is encased in a gun-silencer-shaped gift box with a combination lock that opens via Bond’s iconic code name, 007.
The limited edition bottle also carries a unique ’50 years of Bond’ logo that marks Commander Bond’s golden anniversary on film. Dr No enjoyed its world premiere in London on October 5, 1962, and to mark the hero’s first appearance on celluloid, fans of the franchise can get a unique taste of the action at Edencroft Fine Wines, from 1 October.
TASTING NOTES: The 2002 Brut La Grande Année is marvellous. The 2002 is an understated Grande Année that caresses the palate with layers of effortless, weightless fruit. The mousse is exceptionally fine, which adds to the impression of total elegance. This is a relatively bright, floral Grande Année with plenty of aromatic lift, inner perfume and no sense of heaviness at all. A rich, creamy finish adds the final note of complexity and pedigree.
RATINGS: 94 Points - The Wine Advocate #197 Nov 2011.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.
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Really good service! Packaging was impressive and the bottle arrived undamaged. I will order from Edencroft again.
Delivery was made four days after ordering. Packaging was excellent and the bottle arrived undamaged. The price of this item was very good. The customer service was first rate. Will certainly be ordering from Edencroft again in the future.
A difficult to find product at a sensible price. Absolutely delighted with product and service from Edencroft, and have asked Mark to look for other hard to find items for me. Highly recommended.