Robert Parker 92
From the commune of Tauxieres and the 2017 vintage, Bollinger’s new NV Brut Blanc de Noirs PN TX17 exhibits aromas of crisp pear, orange zest and wet stones mingled with subtle hints of warm bread and dried fruits. Medium to full-bodied, pillowy and fleshy, with tangy acids and impressive ripeness for the vintage, it concludes with an elegantly mordant finish. This doesn’t strike me as a year built to make old bones, but it should nonetheless enjoy over a decade’s evolution.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2033