Bruno Paillard, Champagne Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru NV (France) 750ML
Producer Notes: Very pale and shiny with green tints. The effervescence is lighter than in the other Champagnes thanks to a less powerful bottle fermentation.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.
Wine Enthusiast, 93 Points: Grand Cru vineyards in Le Mesnil sur Oger and Oger 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.
James Suckling, 92 Points: 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.
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