(45% pinot noir, 33% chardonnay and 22% pinot meunier; disgorged in June, 2012): Bright yellow. Musky pear and nectarine aromas are complemented by beeswax, smoky lees and anise. At once fleshy and refreshingly bitter, offering chewy pear skin and anise flavors, a touch of buttered toast and building spiciness. Finishes on a juicy note, with very good thrust and stony persistence.
Pale straw with tiny bubbles. Highly perfumed aromas of orange, lime and green apple, with notes of quinine and talc adding vibrancy. Finely etched citrus flavors are complemented by floral honey and green tea and show a delicate, precise personality. Dry and stony on the finish, with the apple and quinine notes repeating. This wine has a track record for aging well so there'd be no harm in losing it in a cool cellar for a few years.
Subtle aromas of orange zest and ginger spice. Dry, bright and elegant, with aromatic flavors of orange oil, pear, quince and fresh nuts. Tactile but fairly light-bodied. Finishes with very good persistence and cut.
SMALLER IS BETTER!
By Chester Malloy, November 02, 2001
Bruno Paillard is a new producer. 1981. This cuvee is about 2/3 red grapes and 1/3 chardonnay. It is dry with citrus and raspberry aromas and flavors. Paillard uses very little dosage, so it is a true brut. This house is starting to catch on with the wine press, this cuvee has received 90 plus ratings from Tanzer, Parker and the wine spectator. CLUBCIRCLE $25.99.
Average rating: 4.12(33 ratings)