PN VZ15 Champagne NV
95 points, “I love this wine as it is a perfect creation from one of the most important villages in the whole of Champagne.” – Richard Juhlin
94 points, “This is an irresistible Champagne that expresses a combination of serious structure and real fruited charm.” – Decanter
94 points, “A fabulous Champagne… Don’t miss it.” – Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Bollinger PN is the first line added to the famous Champagne house’s range in over a decade. Not only does it look like the little black dress of the wine world, but it also tastes fabulous.
Pinot Noir is the foundation stone on which Bollinger’s style is built. The new PN cuvée is a celebration of this. Each year’s new release will feature a different cru from a different base year. The inaugural edition VZ15 comes mainly from Verzenay – hence the ‘VZ’ in the name – although there are components from Aÿ, Bouzy and Tauxières. Verzenay is a Grand Cru in the Montagne de Reims subregion, renowned for the purity, finesse and the intense aromatics that the small berries grown there produce. The wine is constructed on an 80% base from the 2015 vintage – the driest ever on record and one in which Pinot Noir excelled – with the remainder coming from 2009 and 2010 reserves. 50% fermented in oak and matured for twice as long as a Non-Vintage requires by law, Bollinger have really pushed the boat out with this one.
Smoky roasted hazelnut, almond croissant, Bakewell tart, peppery rye bread, white cherry, red apple, dried fig, wild strawberry, apricot jam on fresh baguette, poached pear, ruby grapefruit, elderflower, chalk, sea salt, spice, cream and blossom honey notes are freshened by a lick of yuzu and wild mint. It caused Jancis Robinson to ask if this was “a Champagne for geeks?” If it is, then consider us certified geeks. This Blanc de Noirs is so good; we already cannot wait for next year’s release.
£11.67 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3271055
Style No.: 822050
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