Moet & Chandon "Imperial" Brut Champagne N.V. (Champagne, France) - [WS 91] [VM 90]

Moet & Chandon "Imperial" Brut Champagne N.V.
(Champagne, France) - [WS 91] [VM 90]

Regular price $75.00 Sale price $49.99 Save $25.01

WS91 VM90
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About This Wine:

Moët Impérial is the House’s iconic champagne. Created in 1869, it embodies Moët & Chandon’s unique style, a style distinguished by its bright fruitiness, its seductive palate and its elegant maturity.

Created from more than 100 different wines, of which 20% to 30% are reserve wines specially selected to enhance its maturity, complexity and constancy, the assemblage reflects the diversity and complementarity of the three grapes varietals:

The body of Pinot Noir: 30 to 40%

The suppleness of Pinot Meunier: 30 to 40%

The finesse of Chardonnay: 20 to 30%

Tasting Notes:
An elegant color: Golden straw yellow with green highlights

A sparkling bouquet: The vibrant intensity of green apple and citrus fruit, the freshness of mineral nuances and white flowers, the elegance of blond notes (brioche, cereal, fresh nuts).

A generous palate combining sumptuousness and subtlety: The delicious sumptuousness of white-fleshed fruits (pear, peach, apple), the alluring caress of fine bubbles, the soft vivacity of citrus fruit and nuances of gooseberry.

About the Packaging:
The elegant gold container serves both to present the wine and becomes a reusable isothermal bucket, perfect for the table.

Ratings & Reviews

91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Bright and balanced, featuring a fine, lively bead, mouthwatering acidity and a lightly toasty profile of poached pear and black currant flavors, with rich hints of lemon curd and pastry cream." - AN (Nov 30, 2018)

90 Points - Stephen Tanzer:
"roughly 50% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier and 15% Chardonnay; 9 g/l dosage; LAIBG): Light, bright yellow. Musky pear and toasty lees on the nose and in the mouth. Fleshy and open-knit, with a hint of bitter lemon pith adding back-end cut. Finishes on a gently smoky note, with very good cling and focus and a hint of bitter quinine. This must be the best example of this bottling that I've had in years, if not decades. In the past the Imperial Brut received a dosage of 12 g/l, but no more; in fact, there's talk that in the near future it may be dropped down as far as 7 g/l." - Josh Raynolds (January 2015)