Pierre Paillard, Brut Grand Cru Millésimé Bouzy 2002

Premier Wine Company, Richmond CA.

50% PN from vines planted in 1970 in the sirloin parcel Les Maillerettes and 50% Chardonnay from vines planted in 1961 in the sirloin parcel Les Motellettes. Disgorged: January 2012. Dosage: 3.5 g/l.

From magnum.

Yellow-gold. On release this showed it had the guts and length to go the distance. Corn silk, hazelnut pastry and the red fruit is really well defined, with great late cut, mineral edging and finesse. The finish shows good Bouzy content with a périgord touch. Now – 2027+.

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