Bollinger releases James Bond crystal set
Champagne Bollinger has released a limited edition crystal wine cooler, complete with a magnum of R.D Bollinger, to mark the release of new James Bond film 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 – part of the producer’s late-release and recently disgorged prestige cuvée vintage Champagne range.
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 Bollinger 007 signature marked with the sign of the octopus, the Spectre.
“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.
The Bollinger Spectre Crystal set, which comes with a magnum of Bollinger 1988 R.D, is available from a number of select wine merchants and in Saint-Louis stores in Paris, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei, with an RRP of €5,007 (£3,650).
Bollinger has also released a limited edition bottle of its 2009 cuvée, “inspired by the style and sophistication of the world of Bond” to mark its association with the franchise.
The bottle comes encased in a chill box, designed by Carré Basset, which keeps the bottle cold for two hours. The limited edition bottle carries an RRP of €160.
Previously, Bollinger marked the release of the previous James Bond film Skyfall in 2012 by releasing a special edition bottle of its La Grande Année 2002, housed in a gun silencer-shaped gift box with a combination lock, which was opened using the code 007.