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Moêt & Chandon Grand Vintage
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Moêt & Chandon Grand Vintage 2009

Champagne, FranceAfter a run of chardonnay-led vintages, pinot noir stole back the spotlight in 2009, filling half the blend, while chardonnay steps back to 36 percent and pinot noir takes the remainder. Though Moêt vintage has been made since 1842, this is only the 73rd time a vintage has been declared and released. Vintage Moêt represents only 5 percent of the house's overall production. As with all the recent vintages, this aged seven years in the cellars, followed by a six month settling after disgorgement and 5 g/l dosage, prior to release in 2017. Unlike the slender/sharper 2006 and 2008, this has a breadth to the palate reflective of 2009, with ripe pear, vanilla brioche, baked apple and orange/ginger spicing on the finish.Tasted: 05 November 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 82.99 BCLS QC 89.25 SAQ ON 84.00 AB 87.99 private wine stores MB 87.98 Manitoba Liquor Mart Producer: Moet & ChandonDistributors: Charton-Hobbs
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot Noir - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 4611152UPC: 3185370642795