2006 Moët & Chandon "Grand Vintage" Brut Rosé Champagne

SKU #1227152 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Moët’s 40th vintage Rosé, the salmon-colored 2006 Grand Vintage Rosé Brut, assembles 47% Pinot Noir (of which 23% is red wine), 33% Chardonnay and 20% Meunier; it opens with a deep, complex, precise, fresh, elegant and well focused bouquet of red berries, nougat, plums, cherries, flint stone, wax and frankincense. Full-bodied, rich, intense and powerful on the palate, with a good concentration, licorice flavors, a firmly structured elegance and persistent finish, this is a remarkably pure though complex Rosé Champagne. It has grip and tension, but also finesse and freshness. No need to drink this Millésime all too soon. This sample was disgorged in September 2013 with a dosage of five grams per liter. Chef de cave Benoît Gouez and his team keep on producing serious cuvées in an approachable, reductive style. The Impérial Brut is light and fresh, but also generous and moderately sweet. The Rosé Imperial is another important cuvée of the house; I find it remarkably good and well structured due to a good dose of Pinot Noir and Meunier red wine. The 2006 Grand Vintage Rosé, Moët’s 40th vintage Rosé, is deep, powerful and concentrated, and provided with a firm structure and great complexity. (SR)  (3/2016)

93 points Wine Spectator

 Creamy and detailed in texture, this finely meshed rosé Champagne wraps the firm backbone of acidity and rich minerality with toasted almond and dried cherry flavors, showing hints of Grand Marnier liqueur, smoke and spice on the lingering finish. Disgorged November 2013. Drink now through 2026. (AN)  (12/2015)

91 points Vinous

 Dried rose petals, anise, sweet red cherries and mint waft from the glass in the 2006 Brut Rosé Grand Vintage. The 2006 is a big, large-scaled Rosé built on depth and structure. The flavors show early signs of development, but the 2006 should continue to drink well for many years based on its stuffing. Today the Rosé is a bit tight. I won't be surprised to see it improve over the next few years. In 2006, the Grand Vintage Rosé is 47% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier, with a high percentage of still Pinot Noir (23%) that gives the wine much of its pure vinosity. Dosage is 5 grams per liter. (AG) 91+  (5/2014)

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