Barnaut Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Noirs Bouzy Champagne
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Consistent with its blanc de noirs label, this displays hints of strawberry and raspberry on the attractively layered and moderately yeasty nose. There is good verve to the firmly effervescent, clean and slightly citrusy flavors that possess fine complexity if limited refinement on the very dry and crisp finish. I like the concentration and for my taste this needs a few more years of bottle age.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Light gold. Powerful raspberry and tangerine aromas are complicated by gingery spices and fresh flowers, with a suave overlay of chalky minerality. Creamy red berry and orchard fruit flavors show very good depth and are braced by zesty acidity. A weighty but lively Champagne with a long, spicy finish that repeats the floral note.
Bright yellow. Ripe peach and pear scents are lifted by suggestions of Meyer lemon and smoky minerals. Fleshy and broad on the palate, offering bitter pear skin and peach pit flavors underscored by a gingery element. Shows very good clarity and thrust on the chewy finish, with the mineral and peach notes echoing. This Champagne has the heft and power to work with rich, strongly seasoned foods, even poultry. (JR)
Bouzy. Winemaker Philippe Secondé. Average four years on the lees. Quite intense and rich on the nose. Big and bold. Nicely balanced. Just very slightly sweet.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The NV Brut Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru reveals good balance and delineation in an accessible, mid-weight style. The attractive finish is long, sweet and layered. Disgorged: April, 2008. (AG)
Wine & Spirits
While the scent is chalky, black grapes give this wine a rich and mouthwatering depth of fruit. It's smoky and round, for cured meats.
An open, inviting Champagne, featuring bread dough, apple compote and light graphite notes. This is supple, just tailing off slightly on the finish. (AN, Web-2010)