1000 armand de brignac, ace of spades brut gold
Why We're Buying
Armand de Brignac is world-renowned for a couple of reasons. First, the prestige cuvée ranks as the most iconic offering from Armand de Brignac. Second, it's the gold standard for luxury Champagne. Third, rapper and mogul Jay-Z once owned 50% of Ace of Spades, a deal that netted him at least $300 million. The fact that this blend of pinot noir, chardonnay, and pinot meunier also receives annual scores from critics in the 90s doesn't hurt either.
A blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir, this ripe, well-balanced wine has some toast that adds complexity and richness to the apple and lemon fruit, indicating a mature bottling. The wine in a gold-foil bottle is one of five made by the Cattier house for rapper and entrepreneur Jay Z’s Armand de Brignac Empire brand with the “Ace of Spades” logo..Roger Voss, December/2016
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted from magnum (the 750-milliliter bottle costs $285), the NV Brut (Gold) opens with lovely matured brioche, toast and ripe fruit flavors. Fresh, pure and elegant on the palate, with beautifully matured flavors and an elegant creaminess I don’t find in the other cuvees, the ”Gold” is a blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier as well as the vintages of 2009, 2010 and 2012. The wine reveals good grip and mineral tension and drinks well as an aperitif or with seafood and fish. Tasted from L09B8, April 2018..June/2018
An elegant, creamy Champagne, with pretty apple blossom and spice notes leading to finely meshed flavors of ripe white cherry, whole-grain toast and spun honey, framed by fresh, citrusy acidity. Drink now through 2021. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.