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First taste: Bollinger PN AYC 18

Champagne Bollinger has released the fourth edition in its limited series of Pinot Noir-only bottlings, focusing on the grand cru village of Aÿ in the 2018 vintage.

Bollinger’s PN range aims to cement the house’s reputation as a Pinot Noir expert: it is the only house to use more than 60% of Pinot Noir in all of its blends. A recent press release said that the range is used to ‘highlight the impact of terroir and the link between vine and wine.’

The project began with PN VZ 15 and PN VZ 16, both based on the north-facing Verzenay cru from the 2015 and 2016 vintages. The PN TX 17 followed, based on the cool, chalky grand cru of Tauxières from 2017.

Scroll down to see Tom Hewson’s tasting note and score for Bollinger PN AYC 18

Tom Hewson’s tasting note and score for Bollinger PN AYC 18:

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