Moet & Chandon 2013 Grand Vintage Rose Champagne
Coral pink with glints of orange, and fine, persistent bubbles. Initially offering refreshing notes of pink grapefruit and blood orange, followed by small red stone fruit such as morello cherries, finishing with more vegetal notes of wild strawberries and rhubarb. The attack is soft and silky. The initially light, delicate structure becomes more robust in a slightly astringent finish with notes of stone fruit such as plum and damson.
Lots of strawberry, cherry and some rose petal on the nose and palate. It’s full, but not heavy. Very vinous and delicious. Lovely length, too. Fruity and vivid at the end. This is really excellent with real drink ability and intensity. Yet, it remains elegant. 35% chardonnay and 21% pinot meunier, the rest pinot noir. Drink now.