ARMAND DE BRIGNAC Brut Gold Champagne and Flutes Set
“Armand de Brignac Gold Brut is the iconic, flagship tête de cuvée from the 13th generation Montagne de Reims champagne growers, the Cattier family.
- Reflecting the rich traditions of blending in Champagne, the current assemblage comprises 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier and is a trio of vintages; 2009, 2010 and 2012.
Peach, apricot and red berry aromas are followed by crystalized citrus, orange blossom, and hints of brioche. The palate is rich with cherries, exotic fruits and a touch of lemon, vanilla and honey.
Ideal as an aperitif or pairs perfectly with seared scallops, roasted quail and freshwater fish.” —winery
“The refinement of the bubbles and impeccable pale color brought James Bond to mind for one taster, ‘the new Bond, the blond Bond.’ The comment generated a flurry of critical reviews from the panelists:
This is more Timothy Dalton: polished, looks good, but doesn’t have a lot to say.’ ‘This is more like Gregory Peck: It has nothing to prove.’ ‘Burt Lancaster in A Wild Thing.’ ‘Clooney on ER before he got polished…’
This is a bold and powerful wine that holds its balance. Driven by scents of brioche and chalk, along with intense acidity, it should develop well with several years of bottle age.” —Wine & Spirits Magazine
“Bright gold with a strong bead. The 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.” —Vinous