Drappier Carte d'Or Brut

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91
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90
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 and complex palate. A vinous Champagne of lovely complexity with a characteristic note of quince jelly. Serving: Ideal as an aperitif. At the table it goes with white meats, rolled fish fillets, Chaource cheese.
Category Sparkling Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Champagne
Brand Drappier
Alcohol/vol 12%
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorThis balanced version is firm and lightly toasty, with a tightly knit mix of ripe plum, blanched almond and orange liqueur flavors. Ample ground spice and pink grapefruit zest notes show on the vivacious finish. Drink now through 2020. 2,000 cases imported.

Alison Napjus, October 31, 2016
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastThis 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.

Roger Voss, December 1, 2016