Drappier ‘Carte d'Or’ Brut Champagne 1.5L
Winemaker Notes: The Carte d'Or cuvée is the very expression of the Drappier style. With its very high proportion of Pinot Noir, one is almost tasting a Blanc de Noirs. Champagne with a fine aromatic richness, it opens with aromas of stoned fruits such as white vineyard peach. A spicy hint announces a powerful complex palate. A vinous Champagne of lovely complexity with a characteristic note of quince jelly.
With most of the big name Champagne going for $40 to $50 per bottle, this delicious champagne with excellent depth and definition is a total no-brainer. The NV Brut Carte d’Or is 80% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay, and 5% Meunier. The broad shoulders of the Pinot come through in the wine’s rich, expansive core of red fruits and long, creamy finish.
Wine Spectator - "This bright and zesty Champagne is lightly juicy and appealing, offering flavors of Honeycrisp apple, ripe white cherry, biscuit and pickled ginger. Balanced and lacy in texture, with a lingering, spiced finish."
Burghound - "Pretty notes of toasted bread, yeast, orange peel and white peach introduce rich, full-bodied and borderline creamy flavors that are shaped by a relatively soft effervescence before terminating in an agreeably dry, clean and focused finale. This is drier than the 7 g/l would usually suggest but I underscore that it stops short of austerity. Lovely stuff fashioned in a "drink me now" style."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "Disgorged in June 2019, the latest rendition of Drappier's NV Brut Carte d'Or is showing well, bursting with pretty aromas of peach, honeyed orchard fruit and white flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, chalky and incisive, with fine depth and tension and a penetrating finish."
Wine Enthusiast - "This well-balanced nonvintage Champagne from this major producer in the Aube region is dominated by Pinot Noir, giving rich character and structure. Red apple and ripe melon flavors mean everything is in place, making for a wine that is deliciously ready to drink."
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