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    1 687
  • Producer ranking ?

    1
  • Decanting time

    5-10min
  • When to drink

    Now-2030
  • Food Pairing

    Glazed duck breast

The Story

This rare jewel from Armand de Brignac is rooted in the terrior of Montagne de Reims, with the 100% Pinot Noir champagne crafted using exceptional fruit from some of the most iconic black grape villages in the region, such as Verzy, Verzenay, Chigny-les-Roses and Rilly-la-Montagne. The first assemblage – released in November 2015 – was a total release of less than 3,000 bottles for the world. It is a trio of vintages; 2006, 2008 & 2009.

 

Peach, apricot and red berry aromas are followed by crystalized citrus, orange blossom and hints of brioche. The palate has power and vinosity that reveal fresh red fruits, hints of mint and a very light toastiness.

 

Pair this Blanc de Noirs as you would a red Burgundy; glazed duck breast, roasted pork tenderloin and oven baked salmon fillet. 

 

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NV (10's)

Champagne Armand de Brignac is a range of prestige cuvées that offer uncompromising quality and taste, crafted by 11th generation champagne growers, the Cattier family. Drawing upon more than 250 years of experience in the region, the father and son winemaking team dedicate intense attention to detail in the creation of the Armand de Brignac champagnes. They source fruit from the vineyards showing the highest quality of the harvest, taking solely the first and freshest portion of the cuvée press and blending a unique trio of vintages for each assemblage.

Each metalized bottle is finished by hand, with the application of French pewter labels, polished, and housed in a wooden lacquered gift box, ensuring every single bottle is unique. A small and highly skilled team of just 14 people touch a bottle of Armand de Brignac, from pressing the fruit to the bottle’s departure from the cellars in France.

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Average Bottle Price

2018
785€

This data comes from the FINE Auction Index, a composite of average prices for wines sold at commercial auctions in 20 countries. The average prices from each year have been collected since 1990. This chart plots the index value of the average price of the wines.

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Written Notes

Very delightful nose with strawberries, bisquit and hints of toastiness. Very crisp medium-bodied wine with a persistant and mouth-capturing mousse, reflecting marked minerality and lovely brioche flavours that are enhanced by delicate strawberry aromas. Long, lingering finish with touch of roasted coffee beans.
  • 94p
A rich nose charms with plethora of aromas – peach, small dark cherries, almonds, brioche and floral tones. The rich mousse and mouthfilling round medium-bodied palate is exceptional compared to other Armand de Brignac cuvées which shows lighter in style. The dry, fresh and well-structured palate is intense and it lingers long in the firm aftertaste. A great champagne and the most pleasing Blanc de Noirs, I have tasted. A perfect match with smoked salmon and truffle risotto.
  • 95p

Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

Soil

Clay and limestone.

Vineyard size

33 hectares

Winemaker

Jean-Jacques Cattier and Alexandre Cattier

Value For Money

Good

Release state price

850$

Investment potential

Average

Fake factory

None

Drinking temperature

6-8C

Inside Information

The Armand de Brignac Blanc de Noirs is crafted from 100% Pinot Noir fruit, from some of the best black-grape producing villages in Champagne. A winemaking signature of Armand de Brignac is extreme selectivity in juice extraction, with the winemakers taking solely the first and freshest portion of the gentle cuvée grape press. This no-compromise approach to producing the most exceptional quality, resulted in a release of less than 3,000 bottles in November 2015.

Food pairings: Pair this as you would a red Burgundy; glazed duck breast, roasted pork tenderloin and oven-baked salmon fillet.

"Really quite a delicate wine, this unusually ambitious Montagne de Reims bottling. 18/20." JancisRobinson.com

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