Drappier

Grande Sendrée Brut Champagne

9.354 ratings
9.317 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
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
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
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
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.3

This is the best value in tete de cuvée champagne pineapple candy brioche candied ginger spice

This is the best value in tete de cuvée champagne pineapple candy brioche candied ginger spice

May 15th, 2015
Nicholas Livingston

Tension and verve and dynamism with life...perhaps Cotes de Bar is a vinous sensation in motion?

Tension and verve and dynamism with life...perhaps Cotes de Bar is a vinous sensation in motion?

May 6th, 2015
Jason Li

Fresh fruit champagne. Amazing.

Fresh fruit champagne. Amazing.

Jun 10th, 2017
Sage Shimoda

I want to revisit. Still years of life ahead.

I want to revisit. Still years of life ahead.

Dec 31st, 2016
David Hale Smith

😍😍😍

😍😍😍

Nov 5th, 2016
April Wang

My favorite in today's tasting. Medium minus lemon. Bread, nutty, almond skin, Apple seed, smokey. Long, sophisticated finish. Lots of wood in this one.

My favorite in today's tasting. Medium minus lemon. Bread, nutty, almond skin, Apple seed, smokey. Long, sophisticated finish. Lots of wood in this one.

Aug 21st, 2016