Baron Fuente Grande Reserve Brut
The deeply golden robe is covered with dynamic fine bubbles that form a dense chimney and creamy foam. The first bouquet is all elegance, followed by a strong second bouquet of succulent white and yellow fruit aromas accompanied by hints of floral, honey and brioche. The palate is an ample and structured harmony with full-body and freshness. It is light and refreshing and has notes of ripe white fruit, notably white peaches, but also dried apricot. The finish is long and slightly toasted.
Grande Réserve Brut’s fruity and full-bodied taste perfectly pairs with casual aperitifs with simple and tasty dishes such as toasted bread with Chabichous goat’s cheese, mini skewers of apricot and duck breast filets, or tuna with peach verrines. It also wonderfully accompanies days by the seaside where raw, cooked, and grilled fish is served, like a salmon tartare, baked cod en papillotte or grilled red mullet.
Blend: 60% Pinot Meunier, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Noir
|James Suckling: 90
|A dense and fruity wine with cooked-apple and lemon flavors. A hint of biscuit. Creamy texture. Subtle finish. Drink now.
|Wine & Spirits: 92
|(Best Buy) Scents of fraises des bois point up this wine’s crunchy red-fruit flavors, one side fresh and bright, the other shaded in mushroom tones. There’s spiciness to the finish, close to mace or allspice. This is 60 percent Pinot Meunier, and it takes what can sometimes be a rustic variety toward refinement.