Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 2012


Champagne, France

750ml / 12% AVB

Grape Variety: 50% Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay, 14% Meunier

 D 91 TP95 93 JS 92

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.

Pairs well with yellowtail carpaccio, langoustine, Norwegian king crab with avocado, veal with roasted brussels sprouts and meringue shells with grapefruit sorbet.

Blend: 41% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir, 26% Meunier

TP95

Tasting Panel

Juicy and complex; balanced, clean, and rich with bright fruit and lovely depth. 41% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir, and 26% Pinot Meunier. D91 Decanter

Opulent and inviting aromas of perfumed tropical fruit, crunch red fruit palate laced with savory edge and a clean, zippy finish.

Every Grand Vintage is unique and original, the Moet & Chandon Chef de Cave’s personal, free interpretation of the singular qualities of that year’s grapes. The House’s 73rd vintage, Grand Vintage 2009, has an obvious maturity. The initial nuances of the bouquet are harvest notes and vanilla which gradually expand into darker, toastier notes (grilles sesame seeds, roasted almonds, mocha). Concurrently, hints of juicy, flesh fruits (peaches, apricots) and a floral scent of roses and peonies round out the delicate ensemble. On the palate, the controlled power of the Pinot Noir, with notes of honey and mild spices, is underscored by a nuance of pink grapefruit.
   Foie gras, sardines, chicken terrine.

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Type: Champagne



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