PN VZ 15 is the first wine in a new series that will be reproduced every year from now on, always with a focus on one of Bollinger’s Pinot Noir crus, or villages. The first one happened to be Verzenay with most of the base wines from 2015 – hence the VZ 15 moniker. Most of the base wines are from Verzenay, with additions from Aÿ, Bouzy and Tauxières, and reserve wines from 2009 and 2010. Unusually, 20% of the reserve wines come from Bollinger’s réserves de magnum, i.e. reserve wines stored in magnum bottles.
Rating: 93 Points by Wine Advocate
Tasting Note: Disgorged in November 2019 with seven grams per liter dosage, Bollinger's new NV Brut Blanc de Noirs PN VZ15 is based on the 2015 vintage, with reserve wines dating back to 2009, and derives largely from the village of Verzenay. Offering up aromas of green pear, honeycomb, rye toast, candied peel and buttery pastry, it's medium to full-bodied, vinous and enveloping, with a creamy attack, fine depth at the core and ripe but racy acids, complemented by a pinpoint mousse. This is a charming, gourmand and elegantly balanced Blanc de Noirs that represents a fine addition to the Bollinger portfolio.