Winery notes (2013 Vintage)
"Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2013 is an unexpectedly complementary expression of a year that is widely known for its Chardonnays. This champagne contains Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in almost equal parts, enhanced by suggestions of Meunier. After 7 years in the cellars, it reveals a truly unique character.
The maturity of this champagne is immediately apparent, with autumnal notes of roasted chestnuts, toasted buckwheat, rich nuts, honey and nougat. White fruit is revealed next, reminiscent of a beautifully ripe apple or pear. Aromas of iodine, dried flowers and pine sap complete the bouquet. The palate is direct and energetic, supported by a lively yet delicate acidity and a finely chiselled structure, and enveloped by a refined, grainy texture. The wine finishes with a pleasantly bitter hint of white grapefruit."
Reviews for the 2012 vintage below…
5 Stars & Top 10 Cuisine $100 & Under Champagne Tasting, October 2019 (2012 Vintage)
"The colour of golden straw with a beautiful bubble is wonderfully attractive and the toasty, generous aromas are enticing. The concentrated, creamy flavours on the palate have restraint and focus that are complex and delicious."
94/100 & # 52 Top 100 Wines of 2019, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (2012 Vintage)
"Collected, balanced and poised, this Champagne combines richness with freshness, and fruit with minerality. It is still a young wine ,with acidity shining through the texture. It will age impressively, ready to drink from 2022."
92/100 Jamie Goode, November 2018 (2012 Vintage)
"Lovely finesse here. Fruity with sweet citrus and pear notes, as well as some ripe peach and apricot hints. This has depth and generosity, and it’s really accessible, but there’s also some fine toast and bread complexity, and fine nuttiness. There’s a touch of nougat, too. Finishes long and fresh with a lemony tail. It’s rare that Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier are this high in the blend, but they work well here with the relatively low dosage."