Moët et Chandon’s flagship wine. By any measure, this is a superb Champagne. It’s elegance, structure and sheer quality are legendary. How can they make such a consistently excellent wine in such volumes? It’s a bit like Penfold’s Grange in a way - size really does matter. With such a large reach in terms of grapes available, and strict selection policies, you’d have to really try hard not to make a great wine! Thankfully, the master blenders at Moët know exactly what they’re doing.
The nose opens with characteristically rich fruit and bready notes. Many years on lees have ramped up the complexity. The palate provides beautifully balanced acidity, which frames citrus, pastry, red apples, and baked pears. It’s long, as Dom always is, stretching out for a run round the block before finishing cleanly. I could happily drink this all the way through a meal.