Bruno Paillard Dosage Zero
APPEARANCE: Intense, bright, straw gold. Very fine and persistent effervescence.
NOSE: Primary notes of white fruits and fresh almonds, generous but not opulent. This is followed by aromas of chocolate and toast with fresh raspberry, star anise and candied chestnuts.
PALATE: The attack is both lively and rich, blossoming generously on the palate. The same aromatic richness promised on the nose is found on the palate. The texture is both animated and chiselled, with saline notes, and a very long, persistent finish.
92 Points - Vinous
The NV Dosage: Zero is a gorgeous wine from Bruno Paillard. Ample and textured on the palate, with terrific depth, the Dosage: Zero has much to recommend it. This is a distinctly more vinous style than readers are likely to expect from Bruno Paillard. I would prefer to drink the Dosage: Zero at the dinner table, as it is a bit imposing on its own. Apple, pear, slate and white flowers build as this resonant, highly expressive Champagne shows off its personality.
92 Points - Decanter
Nearly 30 different wines compose this bracing Champagne, prepared without any dosage. Only the best quality, first press juice is used for the base wines, to which is added 50% of reserve wine before being aged in small wooden barrels. This is a dynamic, vibrant Champagne redolent of lemon, vanilla and brioche pastry. The palate is taut and finishes with balanced acidity and freshness as well as a discreet salty note.