A fresh and lively blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay from 35-year-old vines. Rich aromatics are followed by a long, elegant palate infused with brioche, orange zest and honey baked lemon. Elegant and beautifully balanced.
FINE+RARE (July 2015)
The NV Brut Grand Cru Reserve is a wonderfully elegant wine graced with layers of perfumed fruit that come to life on a mid-weight frame. The wine shows terrific balance and tons of Bouzy character, with a long, and refined finish that invites a second taste. This bottle was disgorged in June, 2009 although that is not indicated on the label. The NV Brut Grand Cru Reserve is a gem from Bara. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2014. Unfortunately this year I was only able to taste one wine from Paul Bara, one of Champagne’s undisputed leaders in quality. Dec 2009, www.robertparker.com
Antonio Galloni, VinousScore: 91/100
The non-vintage Brut Reserve offers orange, sweet spice, and yeast aromas. Light to medium-bodied and delicate, this refined wine has floral flavors intermingled with touches of citrus. It should be consumed over the next 3-4 years. Wine Advocate.October, 2000
Pierre RovaniScore: 87/100