Paul Bara Grand Rosé Brut Champagne Bouzy NV

Non-Vintage Rosé Sparkling Wine from Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France
TCG 94
WS 92
AG 92
AM 91
W&S 91
12.5% ABV PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 325008

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$49.95
List $73.00
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750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Spring 2021) 12+ Available
94 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(20% chardonnay, 80% pinot noir; Bouzy; 12% Bouzy rouge vinified in stainless steel; 7g/L dosage). A beautiful rosé that shines with the bright intensity of Bouzy pinot noir and the crystalline definition of salt minerality zapped with tangy malic acidity. A dose of 12% Bouzy rouge lends but a hint of pink to its delicate, pretty, bright straw hue. It’s a wonderful expression of the character of Bouzy translated with detail and finesse, filled with strawberry and cranberry fruits and fragranced with rose petals of lifted, lively character. Fine tannin structure melds with salt minerality to provide grip and structure in unison with tangy and persistent malic acidity. It’s thrillingly primary and enticingly moreish, with just subtle allusions of ginger-cake spice beginning to appear on a long finish. (2020-2021)"

92 points Wine Spectator: "Mouthwatering and harmonious, this is lightly chalky in texture, with a zesty layer of pink grapefruit peel, ground ginger and spicy mineral underscoring the white peach and blanched almond flavors. Offers a plush, lingering finish. Disgorged December 2018. Drink now through 2023. 700 cases imported. (12/15/19)"

92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$73 list] The NV Brut Grand Rosé is fabulous. Bright and punchy, the Rosé fleshes out beautifully in the mid-palate and into the finish as the Pinot gains volume. The Grand Rosé has enough charm to drink well as an aperitif, but there is serious depth here too. Cranberry, orange peel, dried rose petal and a hint of cinnamon develop over time. The Grand Rosé is simply impeccable from start to finish. More importantly, it is absolutely delicious. Disgorged: December, 2019. Drink: 2020-2028. (Nov 2020)"

91 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "Oeil de perdrix color. A cool nose is fruity but not sweet with its array of strawberry, raspberry and whiffs of cherry and yeast. There is good effervescence to the delicious and nicely complex flavors that terminate in an attractively dry, clean and sneaky long finish despite the presence of a touch of youthful austerity. This is really quite a nice rosé and in much the same vein as the Réserve it's not refined but there is plenty of character. Drink: now+. (Oct 2019)"

91 points Wine & Spirits: "This wine is 80 percent pinot noir, including 12 percent Bouzy Rouge for color; the balance is chardonnay. The current release, based on the 2014 vintage, feels brisk, bright and sunny, with the sweet-savory balance of Red Zinger tea. The red fruit lasts, suggesting it’s best enjoyed with dinner, especially if there’s Peking duck on the menu. Disgorged 12/18. (Dec 2019)"
94 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(20% chardonnay, 80% pinot noir; Bouzy; 12% Bouzy rouge vinified in stainless steel; 7g/L dosage). A beautiful rosé that shines with the bright intensity of Bouzy pinot noir and the crystalline definition of salt minerality zapped with tangy malic acidity. A dose of 12% Bouzy rouge lends but a hint of pink to its delicate, pretty, bright straw hue. It’s a wonderful expression of the character of Bouzy translated with detail and finesse, filled with strawberry and cranberry fruits and fragranced with rose petals of lifted, lively character. Fine tannin structure melds with salt minerality to provide grip and structure in unison with tangy and persistent malic acidity. It’s thrillingly primary and enticingly moreish, with just subtle allusions of ginger-cake spice beginning to appear on a long finish. (2020-2021)"

92 points Wine Spectator: "Mouthwatering and harmonious, this is lightly chalky in texture, with a zesty layer of pink grapefruit peel, ground ginger and spicy mineral underscoring the white peach and blanched almond flavors. Offers a plush, lingering finish. Disgorged December 2018. Drink now through 2023. 700 cases imported. (12/15/19)"

92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$73 list] The NV Brut Grand Rosé is fabulous. Bright and punchy, the Rosé fleshes out beautifully in the mid-palate and into the finish as the Pinot gains volume. The Grand Rosé has enough charm to drink well as an aperitif, but there is serious depth here too. Cranberry, orange peel, dried rose petal and a hint of cinnamon develop over time. The Grand Rosé is simply impeccable from start to finish. More importantly, it is absolutely delicious. Disgorged: December, 2019. Drink: 2020-2028. (Nov 2020)"

91 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "Oeil de perdrix color. A cool nose is fruity but not sweet with its array of strawberry, raspberry and whiffs of cherry and yeast. There is good effervescence to the delicious and nicely complex flavors that terminate in an attractively dry, clean and sneaky long finish despite the presence of a touch of youthful austerity. This is really quite a nice rosé and in much the same vein as the Réserve it's not refined but there is plenty of character. Drink: now+. (Oct 2019)"

91 points Wine & Spirits: "This wine is 80 percent pinot noir, including 12 percent Bouzy Rouge for color; the balance is chardonnay. The current release, based on the 2014 vintage, feels brisk, bright and sunny, with the sweet-savory balance of Red Zinger tea. The red fruit lasts, suggesting it’s best enjoyed with dinner, especially if there’s Peking duck on the menu. Disgorged 12/18. (Dec 2019)"
Product SKU 325008
Producer Paul Bara
Country France
Region Champagne
SubRegion Montagne de Reims
Varietal Champagne / Sparkling Blend
Designation Brut|Grand Cru
Vintage NV
Size 750ml
Color Rose
Blend 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay
ABV 12.5%
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