Pierre Paillard Les Maillerettes Blanc de Noirs 2015 Bouzy
A stunningly good wine, 2015 was the last vintage the Paillards vinified without any wood whatsoever Ñ the end of the old era in some regards. Hailing from the warmest driest vintage on record, harvest began in mid-September and resulted in rich, spiced, concentrated wines such as this one. Maillerets is an excellent Bouzy vineyard, where pure chalk likes just below the clay topsoil. For all that, thereÕs typical Paillard focus to the red fruit here, and this is superb value for money among many pricier grower wines.