Armand de Brignac "Ace of Spades- Green Masters Bottle" Brut Champagne
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
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.
The green bottle of Ace of Spades was created to commemorate the recent 75th Masters Tournament tournament in Augusta, Georgia. The bottle is green to match the color of the jacket awarded to each year's winner. The bottle contains what is typically the "Gold Bottle" cuvee. From Armand de Brignac: "Marvelously complex and full-bodied, its bouquet is both fresh and lively, with light floral notes. On the palate, our Brut Gold has a sumptuous, racy fruit character perfectly integrated with the wine’s subtle brioche accents. The Champagne’s texture is deliciously creamy, with great depth paired with a long, silky finish. Our Brut Gold is pressed from a perfectly balanced blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier wine."