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Bruno Paillard - Brut Vintage Assemblage 2008

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Champagne
  • Grape: Chardonnay Blend
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 92 (2008) WS: 91 (2008)

Wine tasting notes

Pale straw colour with a fine and delicate mousse. Powerful nose with spicy aromas and ample notes of brioche, dried fruits and toasted bread. Lively and complex on the palate with further dried fruit flavours and a long lasting finish.

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

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2008)92 pts

June 2016 - Stephen Reinhardt - Bruno Paillard's citrus-colored 2008 Brut Assemblage Millésimé is a lean and lively, mineral palate-cleanser. It's a love-me-or-leave me cuvée comprised of 42% Chardonnay, 42% Pinot Noir and 16% Pinot Meunier, selected from ten of the best terroirs the company is cultivating. During seven years in the winery, this intense and chalky, energetically fresh and silky textured Champagne has developed a gorgeous mix of white, red and yellow fruits that are quite prominent at the moment. There are lemon and grapefruit notes, as well as marzipan, floral and chalky mineral flavors. Disgorged in 2015 with five grams of dosage and equipped with a beautiful label from the Korean artist Bang Hai Ja, the 2008 is still a bit yeasty and reductive on the nose, and austerely dry on the palate. But it is still full of drive and energy. This is Champagne for wine freaks or thirsty throats. It will gain complexity over the next decade.

Wine Spectator (2008)91 pts

Sept 2016 - A graceful version, with a sense of finesse, this offers a spiced profile of ripe nectarine, toast and fresh ginger underscored by Meyer lemon and chalk notes, balanced by a fine, airy mousse. Disgorged March 2015. Drink now through 2026