Review: NV Champagne Bruno Paillard Premiere Cuvee
This non-vintage champagne is a blend of 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, and 22% Pinot Meunier. It is a blend of 25 vintages dating back to 1985.
Appropriately toasty to start, the wine finds room for initial notes of figs and almonds, sliding toward a brighter citrus character as the wine evolves in the glass. It’s not quite heavy with berry character, but there is a red fruit quality that one seldom finds in Champagne, leading to a finish that recalls fruit-topped custard tarts, spun in a new direction with a hint of coconut on the fade-out.