Pierre Paillard

Les Parcelles Bouzy Grand Cru Champagne Blend

9.225 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Bouzy, Montagne de Reims, 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

9.3

You didn’t think this wasn’t making an encore appearance after last weekend did you?

This n/v oxidative leaning styled Champange speaks better to the pairing than the more reductive styled Launois Champagne last weekend. Not that the reductive wasn’t really good. It’s a yin & yang thing that makes this Champagne pairing more suitable.

What a dessert pair!!! Waited too long to make happen. Make sure you do it during high apple season.

Intermixed sips of 2015 White Burgundy doesn’t hurt either.

You didn’t think this wasn’t making an encore appearance after last weekend did you?

This n/v oxidative leaning styled Champange speaks better to the pairing than the more reductive styled Launois Champagne last weekend. Not that the reductive wasn’t really good. It’s a yin & yang thing that makes this Champagne pairing more suitable.

What a dessert pair!!! Waited too long to make happen. Make sure you do it during high apple season.

Intermixed sips of 2015 White Burgundy doesn’t hurt either.

Oct 24th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

First time experience with this producer.

The nose reveals, bruised; red & golden apple, Bosc pear, overripe stone fruit & pineapple, lemon meringue, touch cider, nougat, almonds, cream to cream soda, hints of melted white butter, melted golden brown sugar, vanillin, sea fossil, crumbled, grey volcanics, chalky power, bread dough to yeast, limestone, understated limestone minerals, spring flowers, jasmine & withering white lilies.

The mouthfeel is rich, lively with excellent mousse. Quite beautiful. Bruised; red & golden apple, Bosc pear, overripe stone fruit & pineapple, lemon meringue, touch cider, nougat, almonds, cream to cream soda & ginger ale, hints of melted white butter, melted golden brown sugar, vanillin, sea fossil, crumbled, grey volcanics, chalky power, bread dough to yeast, hints of coconut with shell, white spice with just the right amount of heat, limestone, understated limestone minerals, spring flowers, jasmine & withering white lilies. The acidity is excellent. The finish is; well balanced & polished, elegant & simply near perfect finish. She is excellent wire to wire.

This is for you if you enjoy a Champagne that leans more oxidative.

@Paul T- Huntington Beach The mid picture to the right is what is seriously lacking in Ultramarine’s.

Photos of; The Champagne House of Pierre Paillard, Antoine Paillard, the beautiful Chalkiness from their Les Maillerettes Vineyard that only Champange can really deliver & one of their Grand Cru Vineyards.

First time experience with this producer.

The nose reveals, bruised; red & golden apple, Bosc pear, overripe stone fruit & pineapple, lemon meringue, touch cider, nougat, almonds, cream to cream soda, hints of melted white butter, melted golden brown sugar, vanillin, sea fossil, crumbled, grey volcanics, chalky power, bread dough to yeast, limestone, understated limestone minerals, spring flowers, jasmine & withering white lilies.

The mouthfeel is rich, lively with excellent mousse. Quite beautiful. Bruised; red & golden apple, Bosc pear, overripe stone fruit & pineapple, lemon meringue, touch cider, nougat, almonds, cream to cream soda & ginger ale, hints of melted white butter, melted golden brown sugar, vanillin, sea fossil, crumbled, grey volcanics, chalky power, bread dough to yeast, hints of coconut with shell, white spice with just the right amount of heat, limestone, understated limestone minerals, spring flowers, jasmine & withering white lilies. The acidity is excellent. The finish is; well balanced & polished, elegant & simply near perfect finish. She is excellent wire to wire.

This is for you if you enjoy a Champagne that leans more oxidative.

@Paul T- Huntington Beach The mid picture to the right is what is seriously lacking in Ultramarine’s.

Photos of; The Champagne House of Pierre Paillard, Antoine Paillard, the beautiful Chalkiness from their Les Maillerettes Vineyard that only Champange can really deliver & one of their Grand Cru Vineyards.

Sep 26th, 2020
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.0

Great weeknight bubbly

Great weeknight bubbly

Apr 25th, 2020
Tracy Hall

Good. Pear. Mid palate brightness. 2013 base 70% Pinot, 30% Chardonnay 2.7 g/L dosage 4 years on lees. SS

Good. Pear. Mid palate brightness. 2013 base 70% Pinot, 30% Chardonnay 2.7 g/L dosage 4 years on lees. SS

Apr 22nd, 2019
Jay Kline

This was a lovely way to begin the evening. Apple and pear with some tropical fruit, citrus zest and a hint of brioche. Quite substantial.

This was a lovely way to begin the evening. Apple and pear with some tropical fruit, citrus zest and a hint of brioche. Quite substantial.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 10th, 2019
Eric Egan

Absolutely lovely! Very fine mousse with a pure briochy nose, wonderful balance and great length. Very low dosage (2.6g) which I would normally be suspicious about but this is a great testament to the style!

Absolutely lovely! Very fine mousse with a pure briochy nose, wonderful balance and great length. Very low dosage (2.6g) which I would normally be suspicious about but this is a great testament to the style!

Jul 2nd, 2017
Megan

This is a very chewy full bodied champagne. I could still use a bit more bready yeast, but very very good.

This is a very chewy full bodied champagne. I could still use a bit more bready yeast, but very very good.

Sep 25th, 2019
Ryan Vento

Birthday celebration for @Cody Uzzel at Lucio’s with a bunch of friends. All wines (except sparklers) tasted blind.
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Always gotta finish with bubbles 🥂 my third and final contribution of the evening and the perfect bottle to end on. This got downed fast as our palates were in need of respite. I lament that this was my final bottle of this stuff, but I couldn’t have asked for a better way to kill it off 🍾

Birthday celebration for @Cody Uzzel at Lucio’s with a bunch of friends. All wines (except sparklers) tasted blind.
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Always gotta finish with bubbles 🥂 my third and final contribution of the evening and the perfect bottle to end on. This got downed fast as our palates were in need of respite. I lament that this was my final bottle of this stuff, but I couldn’t have asked for a better way to kill it off 🍾

May 18th, 2019
Ryan Vento

Burger night at some friends’ home 🍔🥂🍷
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I’ve grown quite fond of this selection and am both happy and sad that I (only) have one bottle left. Loads of mineral and chalk with citrusy layers of pineapple and orange zest.

Burger night at some friends’ home 🍔🥂🍷
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I’ve grown quite fond of this selection and am both happy and sad that I (only) have one bottle left. Loads of mineral and chalk with citrusy layers of pineapple and orange zest.

Apr 28th, 2019
Ryan Vento

Fantastic selection and a perfect accompaniment to sushi night. Very floral with dried pineapple, lemon zest, orange rind, grapefruit, and rain-drenched slate.
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Base wine vintage: 2013.
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay.
Disgorged: 03.2018
Dosage: 2,7gr/l

Fantastic selection and a perfect accompaniment to sushi night. Very floral with dried pineapple, lemon zest, orange rind, grapefruit, and rain-drenched slate.
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Base wine vintage: 2013.
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay.
Disgorged: 03.2018
Dosage: 2,7gr/l

Mar 30th, 2019