Paul Bara Champagne Brut Reserve Grand Cru

Rating: ★★★★☆

Vintage: Non-Vintage
Producer: Paul Bara
Variety: Champagne Blend
Designation: Brut Reserve Grand Cru
Region: France
Sub-region: Bouzy, Champagne
Price: $55 (Marquis)

He says: Of the six sparklings we tasted on the day, this was hands-down my favorite, and easily worth the $55 asking price. It’s extremely well-integrated on the palate, with a long, pleasurable finish. The mouthfeel is soft, and creamy – amazing, and mostly due to it’s 80% Pinot Noir content which ups the richness and depth of flavour. A top-notch bubbly, and one I’ll definitely buy again.

She says: Paul Bara boasts that their champagne is produced from 100% Grand Cru fruit (from the highest classed villages). Boast away as this is a champagne that won’t disappoint, an easy favourite. Amongst the fruit, it was reminiscent of freshly baked croissants. Who doesn’t love croissants?! Rich, lush and lovely.

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, med lemon, small bubbles with long persistance
Smells like: Clean, med- intensity, developing, yeast, bread, apple, citrus
Tastes like: Dry, med+ acidity, med body, med+ intensity, ripe apple, citrus, lime, orange, strong minerality, brioche, butter, lush soft mousse, med alcohol, med+ finish
Summary: Excellent, Ready to Drink

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★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.