It’s pretty rare that a House’s entry level bottle can challenge other House’s more prestigious offerings. A pale gold hue with truly a plethora of lively bubbles. Impressive perlage. The nose is powerful and engaging. Strong notes of honey and green apples with butterscotch and lemon peels. A smorgasbord of delightful citrus aromas and brioche bread really elevate this.
Almost equal parts of the three Champenois grapes with a dosage of 7 g/l. Disgorged on 7/20 and using 35% of reserve wines, there is a depth to the champagne that many others simply can not compare with. It starts off a bit angular but soon develops nicely in the glass. The acidity is bright, the body full, and the mouthfeel rich. Biodynamic without certification.
The palate is the definition of precise with crisp fruit and beautiful chalky minerality. Pears, grapefruits, and light red cherries shine. Toasted bread, nuts, and more autolytic touches. Marzipan and a little oak just for kicks. This is outstanding wine and can stand proudly next to some of the bigger boys out there. — a day ago
2019 disgorgement. First time having Paillard. I imagine this will be quite a bit better in a couple years. Very restrained and almost earthy on the palate. Finish is also a bit reserved. Still well balanced, very dry, nice bubbles, and nice minerally acid. — 17 days ago
My first time trying the very limited production L’Expression Rosé from Savart. It has great power, vibrant energy and a chalky minerality. There are hints of oxidative notes which added to complexity. It is seriously light in color for a Rosé which was very interesting. — 8 days ago