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Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Extra Brut Champagne 2012 Wine Review

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Extra Brut Champagne 2012

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Extra Brut Champagne 2012

Champagne A.C., France

Community Score:94/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $93.95

Drink: 2019-2027

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Sparkling Wine


Winery: Moet & Chandon

Agent: Charton Hobbs Inc

Natalie's Score: 94/100

A superb Grand Vintage (2012) Extra Brut with a smoky, fresh baked-bread nose. Zesty and fresh with ripe apple, peach, honeyed, toasty nut flavours on a lively mousse. Chill and enjoy now and for the next eight years.

Champagne food pairings: pasta with cheese-based sauce, caviar, lobster thermidor, sushi.

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This Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Extra Brut Champagne 2012 was reviewed on December 17, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Carolyn Hetke rated this wine as 95/100 with the following review:

If the Crémant De Bourgogne also in this release is the Pauper then this classic Champagne is the Prince. It has abundant aromas of pastry and buttery, sourdough. Aromatics of ginger, pear and ripe apple carry over to the palate. It has a beautiful fine, lively mousse, lovely tension and a long finish. Beautiful on its own but would star beside any holiday appetizer or meal. Tasted Nov 15, 2019. www.thewineloverskitchen.com
Rebecca Meir-Liebman - Sommelier rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

A full and round style of Champagne with lots of presence, where the yeasty notes are evident and it feels older than it really is. On the nose are notes of sable breton, lemon, pears, and cooked apples. On the palate are ripe apples, cooked pears with a fresh acidity and finish of butter and lemon zest. 2012 vintage in Champagne is considered an exceptional vintage despite vignerons at the time, who called it one of the worst growing seasons. Great, long, lingering finish with an outstanding after taste that brings out the depth of this Champagne.
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2012 Extra Brut is simply superb. Toasty with bright acidity, green apple, dried stone fruits, baked bread, honeyed, smoky flavours creamy on the palate. Produced from a blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Meunier 14%. Crisp, delicate and elegant. - Community Wine Reviews

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