Moet & Chandon "Impérial" Brut Champagne
Lemon curd and glazed apricot notes mix with hints of biscuit, black raspberry and smoky mineral in this lightly creamy version, offering a lively bead and well-cut acidity. Drink now through 2018.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Light yellow. Aromas of fresh pear, orange, toasted grain and sweet butter. Supple and open-knit, offering juicy orchard fruit flavors and a hint of smokiness. Pliant, smooth and broad on the persistent finish, leaving behind a subtle anise note.
Very good classic champagne character - familiar, conventional and convincing. Genuine autolytic notes. It's great to have a brand leader making such good quality in such high volumes. (RH)
A lively mousse leads to a wine that is now drier than in the past; itís crisp and apple-juice fresh. This is tight, bright and fruity, with a refreshing, citrusy finish.