Wednesday 8 July 2015

A Bottle Of Bubbly - 2008 Grande Sendrée, Drappier

Finally! The last mail has been sent, the last phone call is finished, all yellow post it notes are taken care of. And now, 5 weeks vacation! I need to open a bottle of Champagne to quickly get in holiday mood - aaaaaaaah...

2008 Grande Sendrée, Drappier
This cuvée is made out of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay. I tasted Drappier´s 2008 Millésime recently and found I to be an exciting wine. The Grande Sendrée has a young, concentrated, stony nose with a fantastic note of ripe, sweet lemons and additional notes of dried flowers, gravel and toast. A ever so slight touch of a vanilla pod. Very, very fine.
The taste is fresh and silky although there is a high, pure acidity in the long finish alongside sweet yellow fruit and lots of gravel and dried flowers. With air more notes of baked bread emerges. It has a very fine balance. Should evolve well. Another great 2008 in the glass.
93p   (tasted 2015/07)


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