(roughly 50% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier and 15% Chardonnay; 9 g/l dosage; LAIBG): Light, bright yellow. Musky pear and toasty lees on the nose and in the mouth. Fleshy and open-knit, with a hint of bitter lemon pith adding back-end cut. Finishes on a gently smoky note, with very good cling and focus and a hint of bitter quinine. This must be the best example of this bottling that I’ve had in years, if not decades. In the past the Imperial Brut received a dosage of 12 g/l, but no more; in fact, there’s talk that in the near future it may be dropped down as far as 7 g/l.
Hints of roasted walnut and toasted brioche are richly smoky and underscored by flavors of raspberry, lemon confit and green pear in this open-knit Champagne, framed by vivid acidity and a lively bead. Drink now through 2019. -AN
Brilliant maize yellow color. Bright egg shell froth and small beads. Rich, sourdough bread, cookie batter, mineral aromas are vibrantly abundant in dry, bake shop bouquet. Toasty, lemony, tart flavors echo the aromatic aspects to a tee. Finishes long, biscuity, velvety, stone dry, classic. Chairman’s Trophy
How did he get it for $32 when you're asking $40?
A very good value. Excellent with smoked salmon.
Do you ship to Toronto Canada?
its not a $400 Bollinger, but for none special occasions, $32 & free shipping, its a great deal.
My favorite all around champagne was Moet White Star. When the Concorde was still flying this was the Air France departure lounge champagne and I often liked it even better than the much more expensive champagnes served on the plane.
I find Imperial much too dry with a slightly bitter aftertaste. It becomes much better when one puts several drops of simple sugar syrup in the glass before pouring the champagne. Most of my guests agree.
color : pale yellow with shades of green.Aroma : subtly vinous, with a vine and lime blossom attack.Palate : delicate well-balanced ; leaves behind a sense of harmony, mellowness.
Wine Maker Notes
Moët & Chandon (French pronunciation: [mo?t ay shah-DAUH}, or Moët, is a French winery and co-owner of the luxury goods company Moët-Hennessy • Louis Vuitton. Moët et Chandon is one of the world's largest champagne producers and a prominent champagne house. The company holds a Royal Warrant to supply champagne to Elizabeth II. Moët et Chandon was established in 1743 by Claude Moët, and today owns more than 1,000 hectares (2,500 acres) of vineyards, and annually produces approximately 26,000,000 bottles of champagne.