First aromas are citrus – lime and grapefruit – followed by white flowers. While opening in the glass, a touch of almond and toast appears. The entry is lively leading to a complex combination of citrus and white flowers. The effervescence is extremely fine, silky and creamy. The finish is fresh and long.
93pts Wine Enthusiast "Grand Cru vineyards in Le Mesnil sur Over and Over contribute the majority of the Chardonnay fruit in this real representative of the Cote des Blancs. The wine is crisp, and textured, a panoply of white fruits and steeliness. This bottling is ready to drink although it will be even better from 2020 after more bottle age."
92pts Wine & Spirits "All Cote des Blancs chardonnay, this blend includes 25 vintages of reserve wine, back to 1985. It's a muscular chardonnay that remains bone-white, austere in its limestone savor, powerful in its pale grape-skin intensity. Built for dinner, it would work with a creamy porcini risotto."
92pts James Suckling "Dried jasmine, white peach, lemon curd, chalk and pie crust on the nose. Medium-bodied with sharp acidity fine bubbles and a fresh, zesty and peachy palate. Excellent balance. Drink now."
Bruno Paillard is synonymous with quality. One hundred and twenty five acres of Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards provide the exceptional Pinot Noir, Pinot Munier and Pinot Chardonnay grapes which are used in the production of three luxury cuvees and one vintage Champagne. Each wine is produced in the traditional method and under the personal supervision of Bruno Paillard at his striking, state-of-the-art glass and stainless steel facility just outside Reims.
Using only the first pressing of the grapes, Mr. Paillard is able to achieve the purest fruit flavors which then develop extraordinary balance during extended aging in the cellars. The Champagnes are all made with the dosage kept as low as possible in order to respect the authenticity of the wines. As a final note of quality, every bottle carries its date of "degorgement". Bruno Paillard is the only Champagne house to do so. The Champagnes of Bruno Paillard are rich, complex and dry but above all, elegant.
750ML / 12% ABV