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With the James Bond movie Spectre being released today, no time could be better to drink Bollinger. The most suave spy in the world has been sipping on Bollinger since Moonraker in 1979. While we can’t all drive a fully loaded, customized machine gun having Aston Martin, we certainly can chill down a bottle of Bolli! The 2004 Bollinger "Grande Année" Brut Champagne ($109) is as good as Champagne gets; all barrel fermented and full of masculine, Pinot Noir power and high class elegance. We even have a few bottles of the limited 2009 Bollinger "James Bond 007" Brut Champagne ($195) in stock for the diehard fan of Bond & Champagne!

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Wine of the Week: 2005 Ch. La Garde

K&L Hollywood's Steve Greer, fresh back from the 2010 Bordeaux En Primeur tastings and excited for this weekend's Bordeaux tastings submitted the 2005 Ch. La Garde from Pessac-Léognan ($24.99) as this week's Wine of the Week. Here's what he had to say:

Since it seems like it is "Bordeaux Week" at K&L with articles on the 2010 UGC tastings, staff tastings on new arrivals and a public tasting this Saturday I thought the Wine of the Week should be a stand-out from yesterday's staff tasting at the Hollywood store. The 2005 La Garde from the Pessac was one of the stand-outs for our Hollywood staff.

It has a beautiful nose of smoke, perfume, floral, spice, cedar and blackberry. The heady black fruit and incense continues on the palate with a long, spicy and cedary finish. The tannins are still evident, of course, but the wine isn't overly astringent.

A beautiful wine for only $24.99.

Steve Greer

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