NV Drappier Carte d'Or Brut Champagne France
Vermilion gold in color. Nose of freshly pressed black grapes, of red, white and citrus fruits. Ample palate with flesh of vineyard peach and bouquet of aromatic herbs. Small spicy notes in the finish. A fine, tightly knit Champagne of great purity.
Ideal as an aperitif. The perfect accompaniment for seafood, sashimi or even soft goat's cheese.
Firm acidity frames this dry version, yet it's finely integrated with a subtle range of yellow plum, apricot, biscuit, fleur de sel and crushed almond flavors, providing definition without hard angles. Ends with a lacy finish. Drink now through 2020.
Rated 92 Points Wine Spectator
This dry Champagne forms a good contrast with the Brut Nature Rosé from the same producer. There is more weight to this wine, more richness and, in the case of this bottling, more bottle age. With its flavors of white fruit and toast, this wine is very ready to drink, with a rich aftertaste.
Rated 91 Points Wine Enthusiast