2012 Moet et Chandon Grand Vintage Brut Champagne with Gift Box
Winemaker Notes: "Every Grand Vintage is unique and original, the Moet and Chandon cellar master's personal, free interpretation of the singular qualities of that year's grapes."
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
Tasting Panel - "Juicy and complex; balanced, clean, and rich with bright fruit and lovely depth. 41% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir, and 26% Pinot Meunier."
Wine Spectator - "Finely knit, with a subtle, smoky mineral–laced underpinning, this elegant Champagne layers flavors of lemon curd and cassis with rich hints of grilled nut and crystallized honey. A bright backbone of acidity focuses this through to the lingering, creamy finish. Disgorged October 2019. Drink now through 2027."
Decanter - "Bright and breezy scents of slate, lemon and nut. A classy and concentrated example with perfect ripeness and long, vinous length."
Wine & Spirits - "The 2012 vintage is, in fact, grand, and this wine lives up to its billing, incorporating a majority of red grapes (it’s 33 percent pinot noir and 26 percent meunier; the rest is chardonnay), lending it a lot of flesh on the bones of the apple-malic-limestone acidity. It’s toasty in the mode of Moët, and built to age: This will integrate with a year of cellaring and develop well for years beyond that."
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|Winery||Moet et Chandon|
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