Price:  £58.50 | Case Rate: £58.50
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Bruno Paillard - Blanc de Blancs Reserve Privee Grand Cru NV

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Champagne
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Grape Percentage: 100% CHARDONNAY
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
VS: 92 (NV) WE: 91 (NV) JG: 94 (NV)

Wine tasting notes

Pale in colour it is fresh and bright on the nose with green apple, citrus and white flower aromas. The palate is delicate and light with a gentle mousse supporting the citrus white peach, almond and pastry flavours.

Winery Information

Bruno Paillard

Bruno Paillard was born in Reims in 1953 into an established family of Champagne "vignerons" and brokers. He started his own brokerage in 1975 and founded his own Champagne house in 1981. In fact, it is the youngest prestige house to be created since World War II. 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.. read more

Expert Reviews

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (NV)92 pts

Dec '14 - The NV Blanc de Blancs Reserve Privée Grand Cru is terrific, most notably for its finesse and defining sense of grace. Citrus peel, flowers, slate and crushed rocks are some of the many notes that race across the palate in this translucent, crystalline Champagne from Bruno Paillard. The Blanc de Blancs gets a little lost in the lineup, but in my view it is one of the most compelling wines in the range. Disgorged May 2012.-- Antonio Galloni

Wine Enthusiast (NV)91 pts

The wine is rounded and rich, balancing some signs of mature toastiness with ripe white fruits and citrus. A tight, citrus character gives a tense structure, mineral and chalky. Typical of Paillard's wines, the bubbles of the mousse are tiny, the result of lower pressure in the bottle.R.V. (12/1/2014)

Jamie Goode (NV)94 pts

Bruno Paillard describes this as 'a concentration of our philosophy', and says 'you can almost smell the saltiness of the chalk.' It spends a minimum of 4 years on its lees. Mainly Le Mesnil and Oger, with some Cramant, Chouilly and Avize.Very precise, with pure lemony fruit. Lovely precision and purity. Tight and lemony, with potential for development. Serious.

Vinification Notes

Made using the old cremant method of Champagne that uses less sugar and yeast in the second, bottle fermentation to produce a wine with a lower atmospheric pressure and hence a lighter fizz.