Petit & Bajan Nuit Blanche Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne

SKU #1355454 92 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Disgorged in June 2020 and based on the 2012 vintage, the NV Brut Grand Cru Nuit Blanche wafts from the glass with notes of white flowers, preserved citrus, crisp orchard fruit, fresh bread and bee pollen. Medium to full-bodied, layered and nicely concentrated, it's quite vinous and textural, with racy acids and a pretty pinpoint mousse, concluding with a saline finish. It's as fine a rendition of this cuvée as I can remember tasting. (WK) Inner quote mark (3/2021)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Smells like a very expensive hand lotion. Neroli, chalk dust, daphne blossom, a hint of green citrus leaf pressed into shiny brass. So very blanc de blancs with its white-marble-like structure, cuttlebone minerality, carved-into-stone structure, cool, aloof and slender-spare citrus flesh. For all that, this is not austere. The palate is defined by structure but there is still a richness, as if the marble is painted with gold leaf, the stone is gilded. The balance is exquisitely à point. Long, confident finish. 17.5/20 points (TC) Inner quote mark (5/2021)

K&L Notes

What a generous, brioche filled nose and creamy middle on this fabulous blanc de blancs. It is composed of all Chardonnay from the grand crus of Avize, Oger and Cramant. Super dry finish at just 3 g/l. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer)

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By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/12/2023 | Send Email
It's back and better than ever. From the fresh nose of green and yellow apples and bread dough to the palate of ripe yellow fruits, light chalk and whipping cream. Very low dosage that works extremely well for this champagne.

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/3/2018 | Send Email
The excitement of the best of Avize is all here in this bottle. Like the best of Selosse, Bonville or Agrapart this wine is buzzing with chalky energy and manages both richness and cut at the same time. This wine is very dry, with a dosage of just 4g/l, but it has the natural roundness and toast to bring it into perfect balance. Sadly, what we have is all we will get, so I am buying my case now.

By: Stephanie Vidales | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/17/2018 | Send Email
When our Champagne buyer comes back from his annual buy trip, we are always eager to see what awesome new wines he has discovered. The Petit Bajan Blanc de Blanc is one of those wines and what a gem it is! Complex and rich in texture, this Champagne expresses lemon peel, stone fruit with a nutty back end and solid acid backbone. Champagne fans should not miss this one!

By: Stefanie Juelsgaard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/13/2018 | Send Email
I was blown away by the complexity on this bottling. I did not expect so much toastiness from a Blanc de Blanc, but the aging time on the lees certainly lent that complexity. It's most definitely not one dimensional though. In true Blanc de Blanc style, when you throw that bright, chalky mineral Chardonnay in, you get a thorough hit of acidity to bring that palate back up from the brioche, almond quality, to intense, fresh, expressive citrus fruit notes. I kept having to go back finding so much going on in this wine, but in such a perfectly balanced format. This is my first introduction to this wife and husband team and it is one I'd be more than pleased to extend to others.

By: Cindy Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/13/2018 | Send Email
When two people come together, each owning prime vineyards in Avize and Verzenay, good things happen! The Petit and Bajan Blanc de Blanc is a 100% chardonnay beauty - full and expressive featuring citrus, white flowers and silky texture from extra time on the lees. A surprisingly low dosage keeps things fresh. This was a special find and I'm not sure if we will have it again - so grab some while you can!

By: Lilia McIntosh | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/12/2018 | Send Email
I think I just found my new favorite Champagne for this summer! I love Blanc de Blancs style in general and this particular one has everything I adore. It's perfectly balanced, fresh crunchy acidity complements deep, rich texture and creates ethereal mouthfeel with especially prolonged finish, which (I swear!) doesn't want to quit! There is a hint of brioche on palate and aromatic Asian pear and Golden Delicious apple notes as well as touch of bright citrus. It's seems absolutely perfect and effortlessly seamless. I'll definitely buy it for my own consumption as soon as it arrives here.

By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/12/2018 | Send Email
The nuttiness on the palate of this graceful and elegant "Nuit Blanche" is the stuff of pure magic. I was immediately taken aback by this new arrival when Gary poured me a glass. It's fresh, lively, and simply gorgeous on the palate with plenty of depth, but that note of toasted almond brioche on the finish is simply to die for. I'd buy as much of this as you can afford.

By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/12/2018 | Send Email
Tired of Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs yet ? Me neither, and this is one of the most exciting Champagnes we’ve brought in lately. Made entirely from Cote de Blancs Chardonnay and in a beautiful twisted glass bottle, it has rich, concentrated flavors of lemon, citrus blossom and guava with classic Cote de Blancs minerality and added depth from perfectly integrated toast. Don’t let the low, 4-gram dosage fool you, this is explosive in terms of taste, precision and length.

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