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Moet & Chandon Champagne Imperial Rose 1996

Winemaker's Notes:

On the nose: Praline rapidly combines with citron and dried figs. Darker underlying iodine and peaty notes also emerge. On the palate: There is an apparent paradox, with concentration and movement vying for ascendancy. The structure of the wine is tense and assertive. Its energy, almost tactile, is contained for a moment before vibrating and exploding. Its opulence then becomes superbly persistent, trenchant and persuasive.

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 Moet & Chandon Champagne Imperial Rose

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/11/2014

This is going to be a great wine: going to be because it is still firm dry serious and very pure with structure over the red fruits and acidity. Give this wine another five years at least-and then it will be both impressive and delicious. Wine Enthusiast.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/11/2014

Bright amber-tinged pink with pinpoint bubbles. Deep smoky and complex with a kaleidoscopic bouquet incorporating wild strawberry peach apricot chestnut honey and cured meat. A firm strikingly concentrated midweight with powerful flavors of orange peel raspberry redcurrant baking spice and smoked meat and gentle supporting acidity. Smoky sweet and long on the back with a slowly building impression of acidity that suggests this will be a long ager. As usual a stunning Champagne. Step


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/11/2014

Woodland strawberry scents drive this powerful ros



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On the nose: Praline rapidly combines with citron and dried figs. Darker underlying iodine and peaty notes also emerge. On the palate: There is an apparent paradox, with concentration and movement vying for ascendancy. The structure of the wine is tense and assertive. Its energy, almost tactile, is contained for a moment before vibrating and exploding. Its opulence then becomes superbly persistent, trenchant and persuasive.

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