予想される飲み頃：2020 - 2035
Disgorged in January 2019 with four grams per liter dosage, the 2009 Brut Grande Sendr?e is still a little tightly wound after its recent disgorgement, but it already hints of the promise to come. Offering up an incipiently complex bouquet of crisp yellow orchard fruit, honeycomb, quinine, stone fruit pits and freshly baked bread, it's full-bodied, deep and layered, with racy acids, a crisp core of fruit and a penetrating and delicately chalky finish. This may not possess quite as much potential for the long haul as the 2008, but it will also hit its peak of expressiveness sooner. Every time I taste Grande Sendr?e, I wonder if Drappier might be the most underrated house in Champagne?
(Issue 248 End of April 2020, The Wine Advocate, 1st May 2020)