Bruno Paillard N.P.U. NEC Plus Ultra

$470.00
6 + $423.00 each
12 + $392.45 each
Out of stock

Vintage

2004

Size

750ml

Country

France

Region

Champagne

Description

I have been looking forward to the release of the 2004 Bruno Paillard “Nec Plus Ultra” for several years now, and was very happy to hear that it is now ready for release. This is Bruno and Alice Paillard’s Tête de Cuvée and it is a stunning example of the 2004 vintage. The wine was not disgorged until September of 2017, after more than twelve years aging sur latte and then held for a couple more years in the cellars to let it really settle in from its disgorgement! The wine offers up superb aromatic precision in its constellation of white peach, apple, a very complex base of chalky minerality, fresh-baked bread, a dollop of fresh almond and incipient smokiness in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and full-bodied, with a lovely core of fruit, very refined mousse, laser-like focus and marvelous grip on the long, complex and zesty finish. This is a stellar vintage for the N.P.U. from the Paillard family, which is drinking nicely right out of the blocks, but which clearly is still in climbing mode and will be even better a decade down the road! 95+ points - John Gilman

Outer quote mark This wine from a great Champagne vintage is at its peak. Poised between maturity and fruitiness, it reveals richness and texture. This is a dry Champagne, full of ripe white fruit and toast that mingle easily. Drink this wine now, although it can age for many years. 95 points - Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Rich, with a well-spiced range of pineapple pâte de fruit, toasted brioche, lemon thyme, crystallized honey and grated ginger notes, this vibrant version is firmed by racy, seamlessly integrated acidity, swathed in a satiny mousse. Long and mouthwatering, this is hard to stop sipping. 95 points - Wine Spectator