We were able to find a bit more of this after it was recently named one of the top non-vintage Champagnes by Decanter based on a panel tasting, taking third place behind Henri Giraud's Grand Cru M15, which goes for over $150 at times. Keeping up with great bottles at this price point shows how much effort goes into the Brun Champagnes and that not everything has to have a big price tag to be great. The Brut reserve from Edouard Brun an excellent value and a Champagne with no exposure in the USA. See our original offer below.
The 2008 we offered a few months back was a huge hit, and many of our clients' first experience with Edouard Brun. With roots going back to 1875, Eduard Brun, while not a common name, has been producing Champagne in the Montagne de Reims for years, starting as a family of coopers. This small 8-hectare production has holdings in a few premier crus: Chigny-Les -Roses, Ludes, and Rilly, with a bit of the grand cru AY. The premier cru Brut Reserve is an impressive bottle and a blend of 75% barrel fermented Pinot Noir with a secret percentage of Chardonnay and reserve wine. The Brut Reserve is powerful and rich without losing sight of balance and acidity, displaying a fantastic complexity of fruit with a supportive minerality. This was just released earlier this year after 30 months on the lees. The quality here is on par with much more expensive bottles, and we rarely see scores like this for small, unknown growers. The Edouard Brun Brut Reserve is an excellent value highly recommended for fans of more generous Champagnes and those who enjoy exploring Champagne's grower side, like us. Not
Decanter 94 points (Tasted by: Simon Field MW, Tim Hall, and Anne Krebiehl MW at London, 08 Oct 2020). "Creamy plum freshness combines with citric fruit, flowers, and windfall apples. Intense, savoury baked notes with lovely aromatic richness and pleasing finish."