Armand de Brignac "Ace of Spades" Brut Champagne

SKU #1030627 91 points Wine Spectator

 This presents floral and ripe fruit notes on the nose, wafting through flavors of white cherry, toast, dried apricot and salted almond on the palate. Well-balanced and smoky, structured by firm acidity and a lively mousse. (AN)  (8/2016)

Jancis Robinson

 Blend of three vintages. 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier. RS 10.9 g/l. Much more impressive than the rosé in terms of autolytic character, and there‚Äôs more fruit definition too. Good, lengthy finish. Honeyed but dry. 17.5/20 points. (RH)  (7/2015)

K&L Notes

This is the highly sought-after ultra-luxury cuvée made by Cattier. It is packaged in a gold bottle with a pewter playing card, a spade and an A, instead of a label, giving rise to the nickname "Ace of Spades." It is a favorite of many musicians as evidenced by its appearance in celebrity circles and music videos. Take your cue from Jay-Z, and pop open a bottle of this bubbly, made exclusively from Premier and Grand Cru-rated villages in three different terroirs: Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne, and Côte des Blancs. It is a blend of 40% Chardonnay, 40%, Pinot Noir, and 20% Pinot Meunier. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer)

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Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/24/2015 | Send Email
This Champagne is a sensation in clubs all around the world, and is now owned by Jay Z.

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Other White Wines

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France

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Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose. View our bestselling Champagne.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.5