Bollinger 2007 Moonraker Limited Edition
The movie “Moonraker”, released forty years ago, featured James Bond whose mission took him on an outer space adventure. It was also the movie on which the Bond and Bollinger partnership began.
“It brings me an immense amount of pride to be celebrating 40 years of partnership between Bollinger and James Bond, it is a testament to the friendship started in 1979, between my father Christian Bizot and James Bond producer Cubby Broccoli. A friendship based on our shared values such as excellence and elegance.” – Etienne Bizot, Société Jacques Bollinger CEO
To celebrate their 40 year partnership, Champagne Bollinger and 007 pay tribute to their shared heritage and revisit the space shuttle created by legendary production designer Ken Adam. Champagne Bollinger enlisted designer Eric Berthes to re-imagine the Moonraker space shuttle. Crafted from pewter and wood veneer, encasing a Saint Louis crystal ice bucket and a magnum of Bollinger 2007, the Bond vintage par excellence. Each numbered piece has been crafted and finished by hand, making it unique.
With over 300 years of combined experience, pewter smiths Maison OA1710 / Orfèvrerie d’Anjou applied their expertise to making each ‘Bollinger shuttle’, which required more than 100 applications by hand to perfect the finish. As a reference to Ken Adam’s work, a stylized version of the film’s shuttle has been engraved on one side. The shuttle’s three panels open to reveal the smoke-grey crystal ice bucket produced by the House of Saint Louis crystal. Enclosed within is a magnum of Bollinger 2007, its lacquered black glass stamped with 007 in silver, underlying the sleekness and elegance of this exclusive collector’s edition.
407 copies were produced of Bollinger’s Moonraker Luxury Limited Edition.
On the eye: The delicate color and golden hues are a sign of the wine’s maturity and Bollinger’s wine-making methods.
On the nose: A first impression of fresh almonds, then yellow-flesh fruit aromas evoking peach and mango; toasted, roasted notes accompanied with dried citrus and pink grapefruit.
On the palate: A lovely aromatic fullness with honey flavors and a smooth chalky texture; candied lemon notes and a delicious bitterness, a wonderfully refreshing finish.
Varietals: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
Appellation: Assembled exclusively from 11 of the Champagne region’s 17 Grands Crus plots of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In Pinot Noir: Ambonnay, Bouzy, Mailly. In Chardonnay: Avize, Cramant and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger.
Aging: 10 years in the bottle.
Cases Produced: 407 bottles.