This is the flagship wine and the first cuvée of the Champagne brand launched in 2006 and now owned by Jay-Z alongside the Cattier family.
Armand de Brignac Gold Brut Champagne
This is a three-way assemblage: three grape varieties – and equal percentage of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with 20% of Pinot Meunier – and a blend of 3 vintages, 2009, 2010 and 2012.
The nose is full of flavours and rich with notes of white flowers and crème patissière.
However, the palate is crisp, fresh and delicate with a lovely creamy texture.
It is elegant, refined and very stylish (unlike the bottle!). It’s a pleasant combination of power and concentration blended with finesse and elegance. While the dosage is 9g/l, it feels much drier, more like a 5g/l and this probably due to the spinal cord of acidity.