Paul Bara Brut Reserve Grand Cru

SKU #1106687 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The NV Brut Grand Cru Reserve is a wonderfully elegant wine graced with layers of perfumed fruit that come to life on a mid-weight frame. The wine shows terrific balance and tons of Bouzy character, with a long, and refined finish that invites a second taste. This bottle was disgorged in June, 2009 although that is not indicated on the label. The NV Brut Grand Cru Reserve is a gem from Bara. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2014. Unfortunately this year I was only able to taste one wine from Paul Bara, one of Champagne's undisputed leaders in quality.  (12/2009)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 80% pinot noir and 20% chardonnay): Pale gold. A spicy, intensely perfumed bouquet displays scents of lemon curd, blood orange and redcurrant, with a hint of fresh rose. Pure and sharply focused in the mouth, offering tangy citrus and red berry flavors, with a touch of chalky minerality. Fine-grained and spicy, with strong finishing cut and very good persistence.  (12/2010)

K&L Notes

This all-Bouzy Grand Cru Champagne is a blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay.

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France

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