Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Moet et Chandon Vintage Brut Imperial 1999

Just in case you were concerned that I've started drinking far too much Champagne for my own good (or rather the good of the bank balance), I had probably half a glass of this - and jolly nice it was too. In a blend that is almost certainly Chardonnay dominated, with lesser amounts of both Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier this is - as you would expect from a vintage bubbly from a top champagne house - very decent indeed. It's crisp yet surprisingly full bodied with a lovely long finish and some yeast, biscuity flavours that complement the overall appley flavours very well giving it significant complexity which is very pleasing in the mouth.

The Bubbles lend a creaminess to the wine that tell you that this is indeed top class fizz and if it's served to you - then get in there before it's all gone! This is truly lovely.

Available from Fine & Rare wines ( & other outlets for about £35-40.

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