Bruno Paillard Brut Premiere Cuvee (NV)
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Decanter
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James Suckling
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91
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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Bruno Paillard Brut Premiere Cuvee (NV)

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The Premiere Cuvee Champagne is a very personal interpretation of the whole region, through the selection of 35 of the 320 crus of champagne.  An excellent aperitif. It matches divinely with cheese (Brie de Meaux, Camembert, aged salers), poultry and shellfish.

45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, 22% Pinot Meunier

A straw gold colour and very fine bubbles. Its delicate hue comes from to the use of a high percentage of Chardonnay and of the first pressing only. The first aromas reveal the citrus character of the Chardonnay, such as lime and grapefruits. Red fruit aromas then come out, including redcurrant, raspberry and morello cherry, typical of Pinot Noir. On leaving the wine to open up, candied fruits, even exotic fruits of Pinot Meunier appear with aromas of banana and pineapple. The palate is lively. The nose is confirmed by the first taste, including citrus, almonds, toasted bread and brioche, but also redcurrant jelly and dark fruits like cherry, fig or blackberry. The palate is full, quite long, with a very clean finish. Elegant, but not without complexity, this wine perfectly illustrates what is "the house style".

92 Points - Decanter

A whiff of flint precedes fresh lemon notes that pervade the entire wine with vivid freshness. The palate is taut and bright, with a rather salty, iodine savoriness. Lovely depth from the great proportion of reserve wines. The finish is brisk, with citrus and umami.

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The NV Brut Première Cuvée (Disgorged 07/2016) has a bright straw-gold color. The blend of Pinot Noir (45%), Chardonnay (33%) and Pinot Meunier (22%) opens with a clear, fresh and open, very elegant and generous bouquet of bright, ripe fruits (melons, lemons) with beautiful chalk, brioche and toast flavors as well as emerging notes of sweet cherries and wild strawberries. Nice purity. This is a highly elegant, fresh, textured and tightly woven but very well balanced cuvée with lovely purity and a persistently salty, citrus-fresh and cleansing finish with good grip. This is an extraordinary effort.

91 Points - James Suckling

An attractive, fresh mix of citrus and peach fruits here. The gently spicy, biscuity complexity sits amid nicely played autolysis characters that make this fresh and lively. The palate has plenty of bright and sweet-peach and melon-fruit flavors. It's really easygoing, in fact, displaying generous punchy flavors and zesty acid crunch that holds it all together.

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