WS 90 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - Structured by steely acidity and a lively bead, this racy Champagne is quite firm, carrying flavors of raspberry, McIntosh apple, piecrust and fresh ginger followed by a lip-smacking, zesty finish. Drink now through 2018.
According to Wine Advocate - The NV Brut Carte d’Or, 80% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay and 5% Meunier, is a delicious entry-level wine with excellent depth and definition. The broad shoulders of the Pinot come through in the wine’s rich, expansive core of red fruits and long, creamy finish.
According to Wine Enthusiast - The NV Brut Carte d'Or is a very pretty, entry-level wine graced with expressive dried pears, apricots, flowers and mint. Delicate and polished throughout, the Carte d'Or should drink nicely for the next few years. Fresh, floral notes add lift on the finish.
Tasting Notes - The Carte d’Or cuvée is the very expression of the Drappier style. With its very high proportion of Pinot Noir, one is almost tasting a Blanc de Noirs. Champagne with a fine aromatic richness, it opens with aromas of stoned fruits such as white vineyard peach. A spicy hint announces a powerful and complex palate. A vinous Champagne of lovely complexity with a characteristic note of quince jelly. 12% ABV. Rated 90+