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Moët & Chandon Champagne Blend Champagne Brut Impérial 2000

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

Herersquo;s proof of the great rsquo;96 vintage, an elegant brut balancing density and richness with brisk sophistication. Lemon and apple scents rise up out of the smoky lees, the fruit tight and austere against the richness of the texture. Delicious with cured fish, or with sushi, especially saba.

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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

Herersquo;s proof of the great rsquo;96 vintage, an elegant brut balancing density and richness with brisk sophistication. Lemon and apple scents rise up out of the smoky lees, the fruit tight and austere against the richness of the texture. Delicious with cured fish, or with sushi, especially saba.


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

A rich, opulent style, offering peach, apricot and ginger flavors. Full-bodied and muscular, yet with a firm structure keeping it all focused and a nice tangy finish. Drink now through 2018.


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

An assertive, ldquo;wineyrdquo; style Champagne, best for the dinner table. Has ample flavors, a robust, full-bodied texture and a lingering, tangy finish. Has developed nicely since last year.


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

An elegant, floral style, full of verve and honey, biscuit and roasted flavors. It has that combination of freshness and maturity that creates tension between the elements, along with complexity and a fabulous finish. Drink now through 2005. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


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

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.


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