Drappier, Blanc de Quatre Blancs, Extra Brut
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Drappier, Blanc de Quatre Blancs, Extra Brut - NV

Item # 32396 750mL
$89.99/ Single Bottle
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Tasting Notes

Equal proportions of all four grape varieties (Arbane, Pinot Blanc, Petit Meslier, and Chardonnay) that are allowed under the AOC Champagne law go into this outstanding Champagne. Powerful and rich with layers of flavor that linger long on the palate. Great balance and great elegance make this Champagne approachable now, but it can age for decades.


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Staff Pick Notes

Wine writers have this habit of romanticizing certain wines that they end up more akin to painters. We’ll elevate a bottle with lush imagery and colorful adjectives to immerse you in our own experiences. Understandably our readers see this as frills and lace, but you should know that there really are wines that will transport you. Breathe in this wine and you’ll find yourself on the beach, waves crashing over rocks, and quince sizzling in oyster shells over a fire. A sip will conjure a limestone platter serving up sliced stone fruit and rich Uni. I know this may seem unreal, but there really are wines with the power to whisk you away, and this is one of them.

- SD

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