An absolute one off. For the avid Bond Collector, this is a unique, statement piece.
Designed by Eric Berthés of Saint Louis, which was founded in 1586 and is now part of the Hermés Group, the Bollinger Spectre Crystal Set features a new, prestige limited edition 1988 Bollinger R.D. Magnum encased in a unique Crystal Ice Artwork.
The Bollinger Spectre Crystal Set was created and designed by Eric Berthes, He wanted to create a showcase for this real nectar, Bollinger R.D. 1988. A rare, unequalled champagne, part of the producer’s late-release and recently disgorged prestige cuvée vintage Champagne range. It has matured for a long time on its lees to give an exceptional aromatic complexity and long finish.
The Magnum can be glimpsed, beautifully enhanced in encased in its Saint-Louis crystal presentation. Its base echoes 007's iconic gun barrel, like a fingerprint, while the the top of the tin neck label featuring the BOLLINGER 007 signature is set off with a cabochon marked with the sign of the octopus, the SPECTRE.
Only 307 of the crystal sets have been produced, crafted by Saint Louis crystal works in Lorraine, to showcase the producer’s R.D 1988 Bollinger. Each bowl is individually numbered.
“For this exceptional creation, Champagne Bollinger has chosen a partner that shares the same values of French excellence and exacting standards of quality, the Saint-Louis Crystalworks”, said Jérôme Philipon, president of Champagne Bollinger.
It is nothing short of Exquisite, debonair and breathtakingly beautiful. A perfect partner for Mr Bond.
Bollinger RD 1988
72% Pinot Noir, 28% Chardonnay. pH 2.97, 5.6 g/l acidity. Disgorged 4 May 2010. This was a late, rainy season, with average yield of 9000 kg/hectare. 9.2% alcohol, 9.4 g acidity.
To be completely different requires remaining true to oneself and ones traditions… It is in this spirit that Bollinger has developed a unique champagne: "R.D." or "Recently Disgorged".
The blend is the same as that of "Grande Année" and the R.D. uniqueness lies in its much longer ageing on the lees and - as its name implies - in its recent disgorging.
First created in the early 1960's, R.D. is the outcome of research developed by the House of Bollinger on the ageing of champagne on its lees. Not only does the wine retain its freshness but, through the extra contact with the lees, develops more complexity and subtlety.
Remaining for a minimum of eight years on its lees, the R.D. acquires a greater aromatic complexity and length. On the other hand, the recent disgorging - the date of disgorging is inscribed on the back label - gives the wine an exceptional freshness.
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