Bollinger, PN AYC18, 6x750ml

Bollinger, PN AYC18, 6x750ml

ETA August 2023

Availability: Pre-Shipment

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status
From £414.00

Critics Score: 97

Publication: Tyson Stelzer

PN AYC18 is a showpiece for the expansive dimensions, intoxicating allure and purity of Aÿ pinot noir; a wonderfully characterful blanc de noirs that celebrates the sumptuous fruit generosity of 2018 and the purity and precision of this fabled cru. With the generous tones of a full straw hue and a blush tint, it ripples with grand fruit depth of red cherries and perfectly ripe plums. The magnificent depth of complexity that is Bollinger rumbles in deep reserves, reminiscent of fruit mince spice and dried nectarines. I love that it is so emphatically Aÿ, so intrinsically Bollinger, and yet all transposed with the transparency and delicious fruit generosity that is 2018. It holds fantastic, succulent allure on a very long finish; the ripeness of 2018 translating in supple, silky fruit generosity, yet in no way heavy or broad, beautifully energised by the fine chalk salinity and pure acid freshness that make Aÿ such a beloved place.
Blend of the AYC 18 Edition: 100% Pinot Noir (Blanc de Noirs)
Principal Cru: Aÿ, blended with other villages, predominantly Tauxières and Verzenay
Base year: 2018
Oldest vintage: 2009
100% cuvée
Ageing: Aged in the cellars for twice as long as stipulated by the Appellation
Dosage: Moderate, 6 grammes per litre.

Pinot Noir is one of the key pillars of the Bollinger style and the Maison has built its reputation by showcasing this variety. The PN cuvée is the result of research into the different styles of Pinot Noir and its different origins in Champagne. PN is a continuation of the Maison’s heritage and an affirmation of the legendary Bollinger style, while also being a wine that reinvents itself year after year. In this way, each new edition offers a new interpretation of Maison Bollinger’s vineyards and savoir-faire.