Armand de Brignac "Ace of Spades" Brut Champagne (1.5L)

SKU #1044403 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (...a blend of wines from 2002, 2003 and 2005) Bright gold with a strong bead. Highly perfumed bouquet displays pear, nectarine, honeysuckle and sweet butter, plus an undercurrent of spice, ginger and lemon pith adding energy. Fleshy pit fruit and soft citrus flavors provide very good palate coverage and offer pungent spice and candied floral qualities on the back end. Nervy minerality adds lift and cut to the long, gently smoky and subtly sweet finish, which leaves candied orange peel and floral notes behind.  (12/ 2009)

K&L Notes

This is the highly sought-after ultra-luxury cuvee made by Cattier. It is packaged in a gold bottle with a pewter card spade with an "A" on it instead of a label, giving rise to the nickname "ace of spades." It is a favorite of many musicians and has been popping up in celebrity circles and even in videos. Take your cue from Jay-Z and pop open a bottle of this bubbly, made exclusively from Montagne de Reims fruit. It is a blend of 33% Pinot Noir, 33% Meunier and 33% Chardonnay. Like almost all Champagne, this wine has relatively low alcohol, 12.5%. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)

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Price: $599.00

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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