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Moet & Chandon Champagne Imperial Rose 1996

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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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  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
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Member Reviews for Moet & Chandon Champagne Imperial Rose

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Snooth User: Olivier
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4.00 5
11/02/2008

definitely more interesting than regular Dom Perignon


Snooth User: Slyfox
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4.00 5
08/09/2009

Not a big fan of Dom but this is pretty good. Probably not so good that it makes up for that hefty price tag though .... still pretty good.


Snooth User: Jeff196
437388
0.00 5
02/17/2008

Fantastic Champagne. Crisp and rich. I usually drink Moet White Star, but this is a fantastic wine to celebrate...limited availability.


Snooth User: Keffer
2881469
4.00 5
07/20/2007

light tangy citrus


External Reviews for Moet & Chandon Champagne Imperial Rose

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/17/2009

Woodland strawberry scents drive this powerful rosé, as intense as a great red Burgundy, made transparent by the chalk soils in which it grew. The fine mousse lifts spicy scents of sandalwood, the long finish starts out dark-toned, growing brighter w... Wine & Spirits. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1996 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Rose 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/11/2009

A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1996 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Rose 1500ml


External Review
06/27/2007

One of Champagne's great rosés! A wonderful bottle of full flavors and great character.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/06/2012

Three 1996s from Dom Perignon are special. After having compared original releases and OEnotheque bottlings across a number of vintages going back to 1964, I am increasingly of the belief that the most enjoyable Dom Perignons are impeccably stored bo... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1996 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Rose 750ml


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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
10/20/2010

The 1996 Dom Perignon Rose has lost some of its freshness and also developed a more candied profile since I last tasted it about six months ago. Geoffroy describes 1996 as a challenging vintage, especially for the Pinot, which suffered somewhat from ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1996 Moet Chandon Dom Perignon Rose 1500ml


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.


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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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