Moet is over 250 years old and belongs to the exclusive group of luxury champagne creators, Louis Vuitton, Moet Hennessy and now Krug. It is by far the biggest selling Champagne in the world. Brut Impérial is a balanced assemblage of the three vine varieties disclosing a succession of elegant and harmonious sensations, a fresh maturity, supple and refined lines, inspiring well-being and an emotion which is appreciated and shared.
Bright pale yellow with glimmers of green. Fine, dynamic bead. Initial floral notes of linden, honeysuckle and acacia with citrus nuances evocative of bergamot and mandarin orange zest along with a dash of anise and green tomato. Following are notes of just-ripe stone fruits—white peach, nectarine and Mirabelle plums. The bouquet is completed by gentle scents of pastry, brioche, frangipane, almonds and vanilla with a slight hint of white pepper. This vintage is vivacious and lively. The underlying acidity orients the linear, focused palate; the tautness is enveloped and channeled by the texture of succulent notes of white fruits which envelop and channel the freshness toward a vibrant, mouth-watering finish with a lingering note of citrus fruit.
Bright, medium to full yellow hue, and a superb bouquet, complex and harmonious. Lemon, citrus and blossom aromas. The palate is intense fine and dry, with a fluffy texture and lovely creaminess. There's a lot to like about it. Long, smooth finish and follow-through. Really lovely wine. Rating: 96 Points; Drink 2016 to 2021; Huon Hooke
Slightly reductive and gently toasty with more citrus fruits here and a tighter, more compressed and acid-fuelled palate. This has a very succulent, pulpy, bracing and crisp feel complemented by a super-refreshing finish. A great vintage for Moët. Drink now through to 2020+. A blend of 40% chardonnay, 37% pinot noir and 23% pinot meunier; the chardonnay definitely has a very assertive role here. Rating: 93 Points; James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com
Sleek, with a smoky underpinning and a lively, detailed bead, this firm version offers flavors of black currant, toast, lemon curd and honey. Lingering finish. Drink now through 2030. Rating: 93 Points; Wine Spectator
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