What the Critics say
'The 1996 Brut Blanc de Blancs is a rich, explosive wine that bursts onto the palate with a blast of ripe fruit. Generous notes of toasted oak, flowers and nuts follow, but everything is woven together in a fabric of unsual brilliance. The oak remains quite prominent and borderline intrusive but stylistically everything works. The wine comes together in the glass, where it also gains additional weight and fills out nicely. This is a powerful, heady and totally opulent Champagne that calls for food. In the right context it is sure to be extraordinary. At the risk of offending the Champenoise, the 1996 Brut Blanc de Blancs seems to scream for a poached egg generously topped with white Alba truffles! Drink: 2009-2019.'
An amazing wine made exclusively from the pure juice of the first pressings. A powerful and delicate wine made soley from Chardonnay. The wine spends an incredible 9 years in the cool cellars of Bruno Paillard and is given a very low dosage before release of just 5g/L.