Drappier Carte d'Or Brut NV Bottle size: 750ml

France, Champagne
R595
In stock
( left)
92
WS
'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.' – Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, 92/100

'Described by Drappier as 'almost a blanc de noirs', this Pinot Noir-dominant wine sourced from the Côte des Bar is the house's calling card. 5% of the cuvée is matured in barrels for a year for added complexity and texture, and it's bottled unfiltered with a fairly low dosage of 7g/l. There are some melon and apple scents on the nose along with a splash of red fruits, while the palate is intense, with notes of apple, quince and grape wrapped in a red-fruit veil. It's full-bodied and long, with a lovely texture from the red wine tannins and oak-matured portion.' – James Button, Decanter, 91/100

'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. Drink 2020 - 2033.' – William Kelley, Wine Advocate, 90/100

'Tight, fresh and Chablis-esque dusty/mineral quality on the nose plus a slight yeasty note. There is that yeasty aroma but it is less broad than in the wine aged in the Drappier cellars. This is still creamy but it is a touch herbal and more citrus. Slightly smoky. Acidity seems higher than the cellar-aged wine, perhaps because the fruit seems less rich and full. Tight, precise and elegant.' – Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, 17.5/20

'With a very high proportion of Pinot Noir one is savouring what is nearly a Blanc de Noirs. A Champagne of great aromatic richness. The taste begins with stone fruits such as white vineyard peaches. A spicy note emerges in a powerful and complex mouthfeel. A vinous Champagne of grand complexity, with a characteristic touch of quince jelly.' – Drappier
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Condition New
Blend information 80% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay and 5% Meunier
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Rating WS 92
Producer information The house of Drappier was established during Napoleonic times, though its Urville cellars date back to the 12th century. Considered to be one of Champagne's greatest boutique producers, Drappier's vintage and prestige cuvées were famously collected by Charles de Gaulle - the French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during the Second World War. Drappier's winemaking philosophy is one of minimum intervention and, since 2008, the house has been producing Champagne with very little addition of sugar and sulphur dioxide. The wines are typically fruity, lively and exuberant with a strong Pinot Noir influence.
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