Bruno Paillard took top honors from Chris Kissack, author of the UK’s TheWineDoctor.com, at a trade tasting in Glasgow recently. Among all of the wines – whites and reds – from some of the world’s top producers, Kissak singles out the Paillard Blanc de Blancs Brut Millésime 1995 as the wine of the night, closely followed by the non-vintage Brut Première Cuvée. The full writeup is here.
Bruno Paillard Première Cuvée Brut NV
“This is 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 22% Pinot Meunier. Rich fruit here, smoky and desiccated in style. Good texture, a creamy substance, with a fine and yet very broad mousse. A stony edge to the texture which I find appealing, and overall a very good and approachable style tinged with a little nettle at the end.” 16.5+/20 The Wine Doctor
Bruno Paillard Blanc de Blancs Brut 1995
“Pure Chardonnay, of course. A gorgeous nose here of baked oranges and biscuits, both smoky and walnutty. A full and creamy style, very bright and fresh. The definition is in keeping with the blanc de blancs style, and is not as evolved as the nose suggests, with just a little nuance of dried nuts. A lovely composition.” 17.5+/20 The Wine Doctor