Baron-Fuenté

Grande Réserve Brut Champagne Blend

9.070 ratings
9.118 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Simply the best $25 dollar bottle of Champagne on the market. It’s even better than a few others that I’ve had that are more expensive.

Cheese starter.

Previous notes apply.

Simply the best $25 dollar bottle of Champagne on the market. It’s even better than a few others that I’ve had that are more expensive.

Cheese starter.

Previous notes apply.

Jun 2nd, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

The images aren’t flashy like Krug, Billecart or Ruinart etc. but, if you want a really nice, well priced Blanc de Blanc Champagne, this is for you. At, $24.99, I would challenge anyone to find another Champagne let alone a good one at this price point. As well, an equal Cremant or sparking wine in the same price range. Exceptional QPR here!

The nose is bright and fresh. Crisp green apple, lighter color citrus, overripe pineapple, orange peel and spray, touch of golden apple, touch of bruised pear, ginger notes, vanilla cream soda, caramel notes, spice, hints of baguette crust, honey, darker minerals with chalk, sea spray, fruit blossoms and withering yellow lilies.

The wine brings rich, reductive freshness and substantial acidity to your palate. Crisp green apple, lighter color citrus, overripe pineapple, orange peel and spray, under ripe green melon, touch of golden apple, light bruised pear, ginger notes, vanilla cream soda, caramel notes, marzipan, white spice, hints of baguette crust, honey, darker minerals that press the palate deeply with teeth & heat, nice chalkiness, sea spray, fruit blossoms with withering yellow lilies. The finish is quite nice with richness and goes on and on and on.

Photos of; the House of Baron Fuentes, Chardonnay grapes being harvested and Eric De Brisis, the proprietor for Baron Fuente, which is owned by Ignace Baron.

Baron Fuente is a Champagne negotiant that also owns thirty-eight hectares of their own vineyards. They are located in a village called Charly at the far western edge of Champagne. The side closest to Paris.

The images aren’t flashy like Krug, Billecart or Ruinart etc. but, if you want a really nice, well priced Blanc de Blanc Champagne, this is for you. At, $24.99, I would challenge anyone to find another Champagne let alone a good one at this price point. As well, an equal Cremant or sparking wine in the same price range. Exceptional QPR here!

The nose is bright and fresh. Crisp green apple, lighter color citrus, overripe pineapple, orange peel and spray, touch of golden apple, touch of bruised pear, ginger notes, vanilla cream soda, caramel notes, spice, hints of baguette crust, honey, darker minerals with chalk, sea spray, fruit blossoms and withering yellow lilies.

The wine brings rich, reductive freshness and substantial acidity to your palate. Crisp green apple, lighter color citrus, overripe pineapple, orange peel and spray, under ripe green melon, touch of golden apple, light bruised pear, ginger notes, vanilla cream soda, caramel notes, marzipan, white spice, hints of baguette crust, honey, darker minerals that press the palate deeply with teeth & heat, nice chalkiness, sea spray, fruit blossoms with withering yellow lilies. The finish is quite nice with richness and goes on and on and on.

Photos of; the House of Baron Fuentes, Chardonnay grapes being harvested and Eric De Brisis, the proprietor for Baron Fuente, which is owned by Ignace Baron.

Baron Fuente is a Champagne negotiant that also owns thirty-eight hectares of their own vineyards. They are located in a village called Charly at the far western edge of Champagne. The side closest to Paris.

Feb 24th, 2019
Shay A
9.1

Monthly WTF group. Theme this month was merlot. All wines tasted blind.

I opened this as a starter for everyone and was very pleased. For around $25, this is a wonderful champagne. Roasted lemon & lime alongside brioche aromatics. Very creamy mousse. Chalky minerality on the palate. Honeyed guava, touch of honeycomb. Really good acidity. I was introduced to this by
@David T ; thanks David!

Monthly WTF group. Theme this month was merlot. All wines tasted blind.

I opened this as a starter for everyone and was very pleased. For around $25, this is a wonderful champagne. Roasted lemon & lime alongside brioche aromatics. Very creamy mousse. Chalky minerality on the palate. Honeyed guava, touch of honeycomb. Really good acidity. I was introduced to this by
@David T ; thanks David!

Feb 13th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Staring the night with cheese and bubbles. This may be the only really good Champange at $25 a 750ml and $50 a magnum. I would drink this over most sparking wines as most sparkling wines lack chalk for me.

Beautiful, bright lemon, lime, ripe pineapple, cream soda mousse, under ripe melon, orange, stone fruit, grapefruit with pith, touch of brioche, nice medium intensity volcanic mineral, round chalkiness, brilliant acidity and rich reductive finish.

Excellent QPR here.

Out of magnum.

Staring the night with cheese and bubbles. This may be the only really good Champange at $25 a 750ml and $50 a magnum. I would drink this over most sparking wines as most sparkling wines lack chalk for me.

Beautiful, bright lemon, lime, ripe pineapple, cream soda mousse, under ripe melon, orange, stone fruit, grapefruit with pith, touch of brioche, nice medium intensity volcanic mineral, round chalkiness, brilliant acidity and rich reductive finish.

Excellent QPR here.

Out of magnum.

Feb 9th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

This was the Champagne I selected for our Plate & Bottle dinner last weekend to pair with the cheese and apps reception. Appetizers & cheese were Gougeres with Gruyere and Cherry Mostarda. Summer Spoons with Melon, Basil, Tomato, Whipped Burrata. Caviar Cheesecake with Smoked Salmon.

Not only is this Champagne beyond serviceable, the people I’ve had it with need to stop being surprised how good it is each time we open it, including me. In addition to being very good, it prices at an incredible value. You’ll be hard pressed (next to impossible) to find a better Champagne for the money.

It has a beautiful body, nice acidity and small bubbles. Peach, apple, pear, lemon, lime, brioche, spring flowers and paired perfectly with the Caviar Cheesecake with Smoked Salmon. Poured from Magnum.

Hedy, our friend & Chef dishes are amazing. If she wanted to open her own restaurant, she would earn at least a Michelin Star and perhaps two. You can find her on FB @Plate&Bottle If you live in the Bay Area a must experience!

This was the Champagne I selected for our Plate & Bottle dinner last weekend to pair with the cheese and apps reception. Appetizers & cheese were Gougeres with Gruyere and Cherry Mostarda. Summer Spoons with Melon, Basil, Tomato, Whipped Burrata. Caviar Cheesecake with Smoked Salmon.

Not only is this Champagne beyond serviceable, the people I’ve had it with need to stop being surprised how good it is each time we open it, including me. In addition to being very good, it prices at an incredible value. You’ll be hard pressed (next to impossible) to find a better Champagne for the money.

It has a beautiful body, nice acidity and small bubbles. Peach, apple, pear, lemon, lime, brioche, spring flowers and paired perfectly with the Caviar Cheesecake with Smoked Salmon. Poured from Magnum.

Hedy, our friend & Chef dishes are amazing. If she wanted to open her own restaurant, she would earn at least a Michelin Star and perhaps two. You can find her on FB @Plate&Bottle If you live in the Bay Area a must experience!

Aug 4th, 2018
Riccardo Arrigoni

Amazing fruity champagne with a pretty nice creaminess and structure. Mineral hints and brioches taste

Amazing fruity champagne with a pretty nice creaminess and structure. Mineral hints and brioches taste

2 people found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2015
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.3

Wow has the quality at BF gone from strength to strength! Three years of patient aging on the lees, high quality Meunier fruit and crisp back end snap... All for less than you would pay for Feuillate!

Wow has the quality at BF gone from strength to strength! Three years of patient aging on the lees, high quality Meunier fruit and crisp back end snap... All for less than you would pay for Feuillate!

2 people found it helpfulAug 16th, 2015
Denis Roudenko

16.5/20 (91/100)

Цвет соломенно-золотистый, выраженный, красивый. Тонкий интенсивный перляж. Аромат сильный, чистый, очень фруктовый - ананас, ранние яблоки типа "белый налив", ранняя дыня, сладковатые тона, творожная сладкая ватрушка. Во рту очень деликатно, структурировано, очень много фруктовых тонов во всем спектре "белых фруктов". Яркое, свежее вино, легкое, "молодое", без излишнего пафоса и тяжеловесности. Очень симпатично.

#pts91 #dwfrance #dwchampagne #champagne #dwsparkling2016

16.5/20 (91/100)

Цвет соломенно-золотистый, выраженный, красивый. Тонкий интенсивный перляж. Аромат сильный, чистый, очень фруктовый - ананас, ранние яблоки типа "белый налив", ранняя дыня, сладковатые тона, творожная сладкая ватрушка. Во рту очень деликатно, структурировано, очень много фруктовых тонов во всем спектре "белых фруктов". Яркое, свежее вино, легкое, "молодое", без излишнего пафоса и тяжеловесности. Очень симпатично.

#pts91 #dwfrance #dwchampagne #champagne #dwsparkling2016

1 person found it helpfulAug 12th, 2016
Todd Goldian

Liked this more than Veuve in a side by side.

Liked this more than Veuve in a side by side.

1 person found it helpfulJan 2nd, 2016
Lori Norgrove

Loved it. Super bubbly, not too sweet, not too dry, so fantastic I drank the whole bottle in one evening. Wish I had bought more of this one.

Loved it. Super bubbly, not too sweet, not too dry, so fantastic I drank the whole bottle in one evening. Wish I had bought more of this one.

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2015