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Bollinger "PN VZ15" Brut Champagne SKU #1496321

Price: $99.99

VN 94
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K&L Notes

This tiny release will be gone before you know it! This Champagne’s unusual name comes from the codes often used on tanks and barrels in the Champagne region, usually written in the abundant chalk of the region so it can be easily erased when the wine is racked or bottled. The PN is for 100% Pinot Noir, while the VZ stands for the grand cru of Verzenay, which makes up the great majority of this wine. There is also some Ay, Bouzy and Tauxieres in this bottling. The 15 is for 2015, the base vintage, which makes up 80% of the blend. The rest is reserves, exclusively from Bollinger’s incredible library of magnums and the oldest element is from 2009. The wine is 80% from their own vineyards, with 20% from their top growers in these prestigious villages and it is 50% barrel fermented. The dosage is quite low at 7 grams per liter, but the wine comes across as quite rich because of the warmth of the 2015 harvest. - Gary Westby, K&L

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  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    K&L Staff Member
    We enjoyed this wine last night after closing up the store and all of us found this Champagne to be almost Burgundian in its scale and in its excellent expression of Pinot Noir character. That being said, the personality of Verzenay is potent here. For me, this is the most identifiable village in all of Champagne and has a nougat and hazelnut quality here that is beguiling. In the mouth, the spicy black cherry compote fruit quality is balanced by a silky bead and a savory, gastronomic breadth.
    Drink from 2020 to 2030


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