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Moët & Chandon Champagne Blend Champagne Brut Impérial 2000

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

With its high percentage of Champagnersquo;s third grape, Pinot Meunier, as a result of the growing conditions of 2003, this is a great wine that is developing fast. It has more toast, less fruit, although its richness and weight are finely in balance with a yeasty cookie dough character.

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Moët & Chandon:
  Moet & Chandon is one of the most well-known luxury champagne producers in the word. With over 2,500 acres of vineyards and an annual champagne production of 26,000,000 bottles, Moet & Chandon lives, breathes, and, of course, drinks champagne. The House of Moet was founded in 1743 by Claude Moet, but it wasn’t until his grandson, Jean-Remy Moet, took over that the co... Read more
  Moet & Chandon is one of the most well-known luxury champagne producers in the word. With over 2,500 acres of vineyards and an annual champagne production of 26,000,000 bottles, Moet & Chandon lives, breathes, and, of course, drinks champagne. The House of Moet was founded in 1743 by Claude Moet, but it wasn’t until his grandson, Jean-Remy Moet, took over that the company really took off and became an international luxury brand. Jean-Remy Moet strove to bring the pleasure of champagne to everyone he could, forming partnerships with both French and international clients on a regular basis. When Jean-Remy Moet sold the House of Moet to his son Victor Moet and his son-in-law Pierre-Gabriel Chandon in 1833, the ensuing partnership formed Moet & Chandon. Shortly after the new branding, in 1842, Moet & Chandon released its first vintage champagne, leading the way to even higher-quality champagne. In 1921, they produced their first prestige cuvée under the brand Dom Pérignon, named after a Benedictine monk who was an important pioneer for champagne. The first vintage released for sale was in 1936, and today it is managed by winemaker Richard Geoffroy. Read less

External Reviews for Moët & Chandon Champagne Blend Champagne Brut Impérial

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

With its high percentage of Champagnersquo;s third grape, Pinot Meunier, as a result of the growing conditions of 2003, this is a great wine that is developing fast. It has more toast, less fruit, although its richness and weight are finely in balance with a yeasty cookie dough character.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The ripe sweetness of the 2000 vintage adds to the fleshiness of this wine, seeming superrich without weight. The flavors range from vanilla bean to Brazil nut and citrusy lime, all structured around limestone minerality. Itrsquo;s elegant and refined, the flavors lasting with complexity. Serve with a paillard of chicken in chanterelles and cream.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

While the aromatics are based on toastiness, the wine fills them out with a graceful firmness of texture. It tastes of toasted brioche, with a touch of candied lemon to heighten the flavor of buttery prawns sauteed with leeks.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A bready, mushroomy bouquet announces this handsome, fairly mature vintage offering. Quite effervescent, it displays apple and toast flavors, herb and mineral accents. Itrsquo;s an elegant wine fairly low in acidity and not for long-term keeping, but perfect for drinking over the next two years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Moeuml;trsquo;s vintage, from the hot, low-yielding 2003 vintage, has an unusually high percentage of Pinot Meunier (43%), suggesting there is a distinct character to the year. Itrsquo;s certainly powerful and intense, soft initially, hinting at toast and yeast, the fruit almost sweet, even though the wine is a brut style. It is the rich strawberry flavors thatrsquo;s most surprising on a wine that really has integrated impressively.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Fairly youthful and fresh, with lively apple and floral notes alongside deeper, toastier aromas and flavors. Creamy in the mouth, and finishes with a hint of bitter grapefruit.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

So slick and clean. The best standard-vintage Moeuml;t we have tasted in years. A solid wine that marries the ripe fruit perfectly with the toastiness. Full-bodied, refined and shows a silky texture. Perfect for drinking now, but will age for years.


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