James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Enthusiast
Wine Spectator
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Bruno Paillard Rose Premiere Cuvee (NV)

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Product description

A hymn to the bright delicacy of Pinot Noir, the Premiere Cuvee Rosé is named on account of its composition of only the first pressing.  The blend consists of first pressing of mainly Pinot Noir with some Chardonnay, the amount of which remains a secret.

The pink copper colour with a hint of raspberry when young evolves to salmon while ageing. The fine bubbles are due to a strict selection of the best grapes, perfectly controlled temperature in the cellar and very long ageing.
The initial aromas of redcurrant and red fruits evolve to morello cherry, wild strawberry and violet while breathing in the glass. A touch of lemon denotes the discrete presence of Chardonnay. With age, aromas tend towards dark fruits like dark cherry, fig and blackberry.  The palate reveals red fruit captured at their full freshness. The finish is bright and long.

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Based on the 2015 vintage and disgorged in October 2019 with around six grams per liter dosage, the NV Extra-Brut Rosé Première Cuvée is showing very nicely, opening in the glass with notes of red berries, tangerine, peonies, freshly baked bread and almond. Medium to full-bodied, bright and precise, it's an elegant, fine-boned rosé, with a pretty core of fruit, racy acids and a pinpoint mousse, concluding with a floral finish. Give it another year on cork to unwind.

93 Points - Decanter

There's a touch of orange peel on the nose along with notes of tart red fruit. Despite the lightness and delicacy there is concentration on a creamy palate, where lemon and strawberry play off each other. The finish reveals even richer citrus on this subtle wine.

92 Points - James Suckling

This pale rosé has attractive dried-strawberry and gently nutty overtones that create a complex, fresh and attractive impression. The palate delivers a very approachable and attractively round style with a super fresh strawberry finish. Drink now.

91 Points - Wine Spectator

An elegant rosé, marrying a firm backbone of acidity and a creamy mousse with flavors of crushed white cherry, toasted almond, orange pâte de fruit and pastry. The clean-cut finish is lightly toasty and lingering.

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast

A blend from 12 vineyards, this wine is crisp, with dryness as well as intense red-berry fruits. It is a tangy, structured wine, juicy and full of acidity. The bottling is now ready to drink.