- A limited release of the Special Cuvée
- Full-bodied brut champagne from one of the Grandes Marques
- 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier
Bollinger has been the exclusive Champagne partner of Bond since 1979, and this year is special as they celebrate the release of the upcoming movie No Time to Die, which will be the 25th movie in the series.
The high proportion of Pinot Noir is the signature of the house. They use oak barrels, all 3,500 of them which makes Bollinger the house with the most oak barrels in champagne (similar to Krug) and all ferments happen in oak.
About 50-60% reserve wines being used, and these have come from magnums. This is substantially important as most houses use barrels or stainless steel vates to store large amounts of reserve wine to blend into their wine.
The last ingredient in making the Special Cuvée special is 'time'. 3 years on lees in barrel, magnum and bottle. The result is a mineral-driven, vinous style of champagne that yields richness in fruit from pinot and an underlying super fresh, citrus zing coming through. Does it get much better than this?