Drappier Rosé Brut Non Vintage

The only flawed, off bottle of the tasting.  A curious mustiness on the nose.  Flat and bitter on the palate.  I try not to give up on a wine with flaws.  More than a few of our guests were confused when I kept coming back to this wine to see if some of the off-putting notes would blow off.  Not on this night.  Not with this bottle.  Hunting around on the nose I found ultimately what I believe to be the culprit: heat taint!  Overall, I like the Drappier wines: not the most serious but I find them most attractive, accessible and well-made. So judgement deferred.

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