Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 2012
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, pale yellow, with green reflections and a fine, persistent bead. The nose hints of fresh white flowers, which develop into aromas of sweet pastry, walnuts and hazelnuts, then ripe pear, white peach and nectarine. A supple and soft-textured champagne, its initial sweetness gives way to a more structured acidity. A persistent finish reveals a hint of iodine underscored by a zesty note of pink grapefruit. "Juicy and complex; balanced, clean, and rich with bright fruit and lovely depth. 41% Chardonnay, 33% Noir, and 26% Meunier." Rating: 95 Points; Anthony Dias Blue; Tasting Panel Magazine
The scale of 15,000 pickers arriving each day during harvest is awesome, and this wine proves it is not at the expense of quality. The blend (55% chardonnay, 41% pinot noir, 26% pinot meunier) was disgorged in February 2018 with a very low dosage of 5g/l, and is a lovely wine, with perfect fruit weight, balance and length. Rating: 96 Points & Top 100 Wines of the Year; James Halliday
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