EYE: The golden straw color reveals a high presence of chardonnay and the exclusive use of the first pressing. The fine bubbles are due to a strict selection of the best grapes, perfectly controlled temperature in the cellar and very long ageing.
Decanter: 92 Points "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."
Winemaker's Notes: The Premiere Cuvée is a very personal interpretation of the whole region, through the selection of 35 of the 320 crus of champagne. This is the flagship of the Bruno Paillard house style.
NOSE: The primary aromas reveal the citrus fruits of Chardonnay: lime and grapefruit. Then the red fruits aromas of Pinot Noir appear: redcurrant, raspberry, morello cherries. When left to open up in the glass, the wine shows hints of dried fruits, sometimes exotic, from Pinot Meunier.
PALATE: Lively and vivacious, thanks to a low dosage, the aromas on the nose are echoed in the mouth. Primary flavors of citrus, almonds, and toasted bread, very soon joined by redcurrant jelly but also dark fruits like cherry, fig and blackberry.
As the wine opens up in the glass and warms, it expresses light plum and pear flavors. The palate is full, quite long with a very clean finish.
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