If you are searching for a large format bottle to enjoy with a big party at any celebration like Christmas or New Year, this is a fantastic option - 2006 Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Brut. Yesterday we have received a very good offer from France and at only HK$760 per magnum, this is truly a great steal.
Moët & Chandon is the largest Champagne house, having marketed worldwide and widely popular in the market, this Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Brut is a great pick for parties and being a Grand Vintage there is no doubt in its quality. Stephan Reinhardt from Wine Advocate describes it to be “firmly structured cuvée of great expression, finesse and elegance”; and Julia Harding MW says it is “Full and creamy in the mouth, fresh and with a slight grip on the finish”, spent 7 years on lees and 5g/L dosage, plus being in a magnum format it just adds value to the aging potential and this would be a gorgeous and great value magnum Champagne to enjoy.
2006 Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Brut
HK$760 per magnum
93 pts Wine Advocate
Moët's 2006 Grand Vintage Brut blends 42% Chardonnay with 39% Pinot Noir and 19% Meunier. This cuvée opens with ripe and pretty intense as well as elegant and remarkably pure Chardonnay aromas; additionally, there are floral and refreshing chalky lemon and herbal flavors, and subtle notes of brioche and bread. This Champagne is full-bodied, intense and powerful, yet really fine and refreshing on the palate; it has nutty flavors and a lot of tension and chalky flavors. This is a dry and firmly structured cuvée of great expression, finesse and elegance. Still very young. Date of disgorgement was May 2014. Dosage is five grams per liter.
17 out of 20 pts Jancis Robinson
Current vintage on the market. Next will be 2008. Sunny and dry in July, grapes ripened quickly. Cold and rainy August with some disease pressure, especially on the Meunier – but the yield was quite high so they could be selective. Needed precision in harvesting. 7 years on lees (increase from the previous practice of 5 years – hard to persuade the accountants), dosage 5 g/l (lower than before), disgorged Oct 2013. First sample was completely lacking in mousse - maybe it was the glass. Second one better. Clean, pure and citrusy, very direct, lean and dry-tasting. A little creamy, straightforward. Full and creamy in the mouth, fresh and with a slight grip on the finish. Good length and slightly nutty on the finish.
Subject to final confirmation. Arrives in mid-December (before Christmas!).
Delivery is free-of-charge for orders above HK$3,000; otherwise a standard delivery fee of HK$80 applies.