Coming Soon: Champagne Paul Bara – A Marquis Classic!

Brut Reserve N/V, 375ml, $34.69 Rose Grand Bouzy N/V, 375ml, $37.30 2006 Brut, 375ml, $40.78 Brut Reserve N/V, 750ml, $60.78 Rose Grand Bouzy N/V, 750ml, $66.86 2007 Brut, 750ml, $76.43 2005 Special Club, 750ml, $104.26 2005 Comtesse Marie de France, 750ml, $113.39   The House of Bara was established in the aptly named Champagnois town of Bouzy in 1833, and has remained in family hands ever since.  All their grapes are estate grown in classified Grand Cru vineyards in Bouzy, located on the famed Montagne de Reims, where Champagne’s highest quality Pinot Noir grapes are grown.  Accordingly, Bara’s blends always contain a high percentage of Pinot Noir, lending them a rich, full character.  Every year, Marquis brings in several wines … (Click for more)

Staff Pick: Paul Bara Champagne Brut 2005

Awesome, full bodied, dry and powerful, it’s floral and zesty on the nose, with ripe lemon, toasty brioche and honeyed nuts on the palate. Fine, elegant mousse and great lingering finish. Beautiful now but try it again in 4 or 5 years. Pair with British-style fish & chips (seriously). -Tasted by Duncan Burnside Region: Champagne, France 750ml Price: $60.78 ($69.90 inc tax) 375ml Price: $32.96 ($37.90 inc tax, bottle pictured)