2006 Moët & Chandon "Grand Vintage" Brut Champagne (Previously 65)

SKU #1173794 95 points Wine Enthusiast

 This offers great balance between the freshest fruit and toasty maturity. That poise gives this impressive Champagne a tension, a high wire act that works superbly. It is rich, full of fruit but also with great depth. It will certainly age, so drink now or hold through 2019. (RV)  (12/2014)

93 points Wine Spectator

 A rich note of smoky mineral heralds this harmonious Champagne, while the vibrant, citrusy acidity and finely detailed bead support flavors of poached apricot, black currant, spun honey and candied kumquat. Offers a fine, creamy finish. Disgorged February 2014. Drink now through 2026. (AN)  (11/2015)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Light yellow. Pungent aromas of poached pear, tangerine and toasty lees, with a stony nuance adding vivacity. Silky and expansive on the palate, offering intense citrus and orchard fruit flavors and an emerging hint of smokiness. Finishes sappy and very long, with excellent clarity and a whiplash of chalky minerals. Disgorged in September, 2013. LAH5Z. (JR)  (12/2014)

92 points Vinous

 Moët's 2006 Brut Grand Vintage is beautiful, finessed and expressive. Smoke, slate, apricot and pastry notes emerge as the wine gradually unfolds. Rich and textured on the palate, yet beautifully supported by veins of minerality, the 2006 is simply impeccable from the very first taste. The richer, honeyed notes typical of Chardonnay in this vintage are particularly evident today while the Meunier, which has higher acidity, keeps things bright, although it plays a lesser part in the overall blend than in years past. The 2006 is 42% Chardonnay, 39% Pinot Noir and 19% Pinot Meunier. Dosage is 5 grams/liter. (AG)  (5/2014)

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France

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Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose. View our bestselling Champagne.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.5