2008 Drappier Grande Sendree

Champagne Blend - 1.5L
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WA 94 WE 94 WS 94 JS 93
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2019

(94+ points) From a single parcel in Urville, the 2008 Brut Grande Sendrée is exceptional, opening in the glass with incipiently rich aromas of crisp yellow orchard fruit, brioche, marzipan and wheat toast that seems to...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, December 2016

This ripe wine offers great balance between the rich, structured Pinot Noir and the mineral Chardonnay. From a very fine vintage, it reveals intense flavors, layers of ripe apple and a taut texture that promises further...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, December 2016

Very minerally on the nose, with brine and smoke accents leading to flavors of cassis, mandarin orange peel and dried white cherry on the buoyant, creamy mousse. Bright and harmonious, with a rich, lasting finish of...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, October 2016

A step up on the previous release (2006), this has good punchy, assertive and focused style to it with ripe lemons and peach fruits, some blueberry pastry, plenty of autolysis and honey. The palate's smooth and dense, has...


Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2008
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 12%
Closure Cork

The 2008 Drappier Grande Sendree is a Champagne blend that embodies elegance and finesse. With its golden hue and delicate bubbles, this wine is a true delight for the senses.

On the nose, this wine offers a captivating bouquet of ripe lemons, peach fruits, and blueberry pastry. These aromas are complemented by notes of autolysis and honey, adding depth and complexity to the overall profile.

The palate of the 2008 Drappier Grande Sendree is smooth and dense, showcasing impressive phenolic shape and drive. It has a balanced acidity that gives it a refreshing and lively character. The phenolic structure is beautifully integrated, creating a seamless and harmonious mouthfeel.

This Champagne blend hails from the Champagne region of France, a renowned area for producing some of the world's finest sparkling wines. The 2008 vintage was exceptional, allowing the grapes to reach optimal ripeness and imparting richness and intensity to the final product.

The critics agree, with James Suckling awarding this wine a score of 93 points. He praises its punchy and focused style, as well as its ability to age gracefully for at least 5 years. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gives it an even higher score of 94+, noting its exceptional concentration, structural tension, and potential for further aging.

Wine Enthusiast also awards this wine a score of 94, highlighting its great balance between the rich, structured Pinot Noir and the mineral Chardonnay. They suggest that while it can be enjoyed now, it will truly shine after a few more years of aging. Wine Spectator echoes this sentiment, giving it a score of 94 and praising its minerality, bright acidity, and lasting finish.

Overall, the 2008 Drappier Grande Sendree is a Champagne blend that showcases the best of the Champagne region. Its elegance, finesse, and aging potential make it a standout choice for any wine enthusiast.