Drappier

Grande Sendrée Brut Champagne

9.3149 ratings
9.349 pro ratings
Aube, Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
Veronica Castro

Surprised to see and taste this. Notes of Parmesan cheese on the nose, on the tongue it improved greatly. Good acid, shy bubbles present and a browned butter like taste. So much fun. Dig that old-timey bottle!

Surprised to see and taste this. Notes of Parmesan cheese on the nose, on the tongue it improved greatly. Good acid, shy bubbles present and a browned butter like taste. So much fun. Dig that old-timey bottle!

Feb 10th, 2018
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.4

A delicious and excellent #Champagne the balance between body, sweetness and acidity was perfect. It has lovely aromas. A touch of autolysis, cream and light creme brûlée and pineapple. #drappier

A delicious and excellent #Champagne the balance between body, sweetness and acidity was perfect. It has lovely aromas. A touch of autolysis, cream and light creme brûlée and pineapple. #drappier

Jan 21st, 2018
Evelyn Ignatow

Owner, Hyde Park Gourmet Food & Wine

9.3

Does not get much better. Cheers!

Does not get much better. Cheers!

Oct 23rd, 2017
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

10

This single vineyard blend of roughly even parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is aged partially in Foudre. The vineyard is planted on a site that was the scene of a terrible fire over 100 years ago, thus the name Sendre which means ashes. Presented by Charlene Drappier at the Ordre Coteaux Champenois dinner.

This single vineyard blend of roughly even parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is aged partially in Foudre. The vineyard is planted on a site that was the scene of a terrible fire over 100 years ago, thus the name Sendre which means ashes. Presented by Charlene Drappier at the Ordre Coteaux Champenois dinner.

3 people found it helpfulApr 16th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Beautiful stuff. Glorious mouthfeel of cream soda, ginger ale, citrus blend, citrus blossoms, amazing chalk and acidly.

Beautiful stuff. Glorious mouthfeel of cream soda, ginger ale, citrus blend, citrus blossoms, amazing chalk and acidly.

2 people found it helpfulOct 23rd, 2016
Isaac Pirolo

Disgorged in 1999. Really fresh bottle. Lots of life. Caramelized apple, citrus, peach skin, and baked pie crust.

Disgorged in 1999. Really fresh bottle. Lots of life. Caramelized apple, citrus, peach skin, and baked pie crust.

1 person found it helpfulJul 11th, 2016
Christine Havens

The Drappier Brut Grande Sendrée is a refined blend of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay. The house prides itself on minimal use of sulfur and low dosage—the 2006 is voluptuous with layers of dust, walnut shells, and mahogany wood that serve to hem in fleshy, ripe orchard fruits and citrus notes. On the palate, the mousse is super fine, merging with bright acidity and wet dough on the back palate. This is a Champagne that I would like to revisit in a decade or more, certainly I am keen to watch its development.

The Drappier Brut Grande Sendrée is a refined blend of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay. The house prides itself on minimal use of sulfur and low dosage—the 2006 is voluptuous with layers of dust, walnut shells, and mahogany wood that serve to hem in fleshy, ripe orchard fruits and citrus notes. On the palate, the mousse is super fine, merging with bright acidity and wet dough on the back palate. This is a Champagne that I would like to revisit in a decade or more, certainly I am keen to watch its development.

1 person found it helpfulMar 4th, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Stunning. Yeasty and so balanced. So pure. So clean. More notes later.

Stunning. Yeasty and so balanced. So pure. So clean. More notes later.

May 28th, 2017
Sondra Bernstein

Owner of the girl & the fig, the fig cafe & winebar, Author of Plats du Jours, the girl & the fig's Journey through the Seasons in Wine Country and the girl & the fig Cookbook

9.6

Absolutely stunning!!!!! Loved this!

Absolutely stunning!!!!! Loved this!

Apr 17th, 2017
Martin Redmond

Golden color with enticing, but subtle buttered toast, almond, dried orchard fruit aromas. On the palate it's full-bodied, and layered with a creamy delicate mousse, vibrant acidity and a harmonious character that shows orchard fruit, raspberry, candied tamarind, Meyer lemon flavors. Long finish. Blend of 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay; including 32% wines matured in oak barrels for 9 months. Aged 6 years on lees after bottling. Dosage: 5 g/1

Golden color with enticing, but subtle buttered toast, almond, dried orchard fruit aromas. On the palate it's full-bodied, and layered with a creamy delicate mousse, vibrant acidity and a harmonious character that shows orchard fruit, raspberry, candied tamarind, Meyer lemon flavors. Long finish. Blend of 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay; including 32% wines matured in oak barrels for 9 months. Aged 6 years on lees after bottling. Dosage: 5 g/1

Jan 9th, 2017