After tasting a marvelous 2010 Millésime d’Exception I had great expectations for the 2006. Made of 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay. 50% of the wines are vinified in oak foudres. 5,4 grams of dosage. This dosage has been aged in oak cuves coming from Limoux. This wine has a lovely golden color with a
This wine is standing in the shadow of the famous cuvée Grande Sendrée but for me this is one of Drappier’s best wine. Made of 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay. 50% of the wines are vinified in oak foudres. 5,4 grams of dosage. This dosage has been aged in oak cuves coming from Limoux.
[English] Deep golden color with fine bubbles and soft mousse. Strikingly beautiful tears in the glass. Extremely complex and spectacular aroma of white chocolate, Chocotoff, Poire William, hazelnut cream, chocolate, biscuit sablé, fermented leeks, cloves, forest floor (with nettle and leaves), cinnamon, pepper, turmeric, mature yeast tones and deep (yellow) fruit. After some time in the
[English] Made from 100% Chardonnay. Bright golden color with delicate sparkle. Very seductive nose of creamy citrus fruit, peach, mirabelle, saltiness, crème brulee, cold butter, mushrooms, fine mature yeasts and smokiness. Intense mouthfeel with light creaminess. On the palate: citrus fruits, lychee, melon, cold butter, salty lamb ears (Limonium vulgare) and a dot dot artichoke. The
[English] Made of 25% Arbane, 25% Petit Meslier, 25% Pinot Blanc and 25% Chardonnay. Straw color with fine bubbles and fine mousse. On the nose: pear, apple, citrus, ginger syrup, vanilla, straw, anise, slight hint of gingerbread, little bit of fresh almond, white flowers and sweet honeysuckle. In a second glass there came more balsamic,
[English] Made of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay. When I first tasted this wine (about 3 years ago), I was a bit disappointed because the aroma was closed and it all seemed very young, green and tight. Now I’m happy that I have retasted this wine decanted, because it is a beautiful Champagne. Made
[English] Made of 85% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier and 10% Chardonnay. Light golden color with yellow appearance and a slightly less sophisticated effervescence but creamy mousse. Primary nose of fermented mushroom sauce, barnyard, game stock (I really love this animal nature) and mature yeast followed by very ripe fruit (apricot, peach, pear), orange zeste, Scotch
[English] Made of 15% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier and 70% Pinot Noir. Tasted from Magnum. Wonderful golden color with refined effervescence. Aroma of oven baked apple, pear, red berries, butter, light honey tones, toast, petroleum, vanilla, hazelnuts and a touch of rancio. After a short while blonde tobacco, dried fruits and delicious nougat. The taste is very rich and has