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New release first taste: Bollinger PN VZ 16

The Champagne house has launched the second edition of its Blanc de Noirs cuvée; Bollinger PN VZ 16.

This second release of Bollinger’s new cuvée PN (for Pinot Noir) has been highly anticipated after PN VZ 15 was well received by critics last year. And going forward this will be an annual treat for lovers of Pinot Noir-based Champagne.

‘The first edition established the philosophy of the cuvée: 50% of wines of the year (in this case 2016), from a terroir that may change every year, and 50% of reserve wines for a 100% Pinot Noir Champagne,’ explains Denis Bunner, assistant cellar master.

Scroll down for Yohan Castaing’s Bollinger PN VZ 16 tasting note and score

The initial bottling of this Blanc de Noirs Champagne featured the terroir of Verzenay after a competition among the in-house experts that was, in the end, won by cellar master Gilles Descôtes.

See Yohan Castaing’s Bollinger PN VZ 16 tasting note and score

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