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Bollinger PN VZ 16 Mixed Vintage

RegionChampagne
SubregionChampagne
ColourWhite
TypeSparkling

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
ChampagneM.V.Bollinger PN VZ 16

6 bottle minimum order

BT29 \ 0 348700.001293 AG34877.77777733333393.0093.00Bollinger PN VZ 160.7530
ChampagneM.V.Bollinger PN VZ 16

3 bottle minimum order

MG3 \ 321770.00693 AG2185.55555533333393.0093.00Bollinger PN VZ 161.530
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Tasting Notes

Soft, open-knit and wonderfully inviting PN VZ 16 is a worthy follow up to the sublime 2015 that launched this new Blanc de Noirs in the Bollinger range last year. Sweet red cherry, Mirabelle, spice, mint and dried flowers all grace this wonderfully translucent, expressive Blanc de Noirs. North-facing sites in Verzenay that confer tension and energy make up about half the blend, with wines from Aÿ, Bouzy and Louvois playing supporting roles. Vinification is done in equal parts steel and oak. This release is based on 2016 (50% of the blend), with reserve wines that go back to 2006, including 23% from reserve magnums. Readers who enjoy Blanc de Noirs will adore the PN VZ 16. I find the interplay of vibrancy and the creamier notes that are so typical of the house style to be incredibly appealing.

93
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, March 2021

Straw coloured with a very vibrant fine mousse. Full on the nose with lots of obviously Pinot aromas. Red fruits, especially strawberry. Shortbread biscuits. Hazelnuts. A hint of toffee, caramel and an attractive earthiness. Unmistakably Bollinger in richness and structure. On the palate the striking and slightly surprising impact is the freshness and linear mouthfeel which seems in contrast to the nose – this is a classic characteristic of the village of Verzenay; and after a few minutes in the glass the wine fills out considerably revealing a generous, rounded texture, luxuriant Pinot Noir style and ripe fruits of peach, apricot and pear. Bold, rich and opulent Bollinger with plenty of potential for ageing.

95
Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, June 2021
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