Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 91 points:
The NV Brut Grand Cru Reserve is a wonderfully elegant wine graced with layers of perfumed fruit that come to life on a mid-weight frame. The wine shows terrific balance and tons of Bouzy character, with a long, and refined finish that invites a second taste. This bottle was disgorged in June, 2009 although that is not indicated on the label. The NV Brut Grand Cru Reserve is a gem from Bara. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2014. Unfortunately this year I was only able to taste one wine from Paul Bara, one of Champagne's undisputed leaders in quality.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 90 points:
(80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay): Pale gold. A spicy, intensely perfumed bouquet displays scents of lemon curd, blood orange and redcurrant, with a hint of fresh rose. Pure and sharply focused in the mouth, offering tangy citrus and red berry flavors, with a touch of chalky minerality. Fine-grained and spicy, with strong finishing cut and very good persistence.