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Moet & Chandon - Grand Vintage Rose 2008

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Champagne
  • Wine Maker: Benoit Gouez
  • Grape: Champagne Blend
  • Grape Percentage: Pinot Noir / Chardonnay / Pinot Meunier
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Food Matching

Food Matching

A great, celebratory aperitif wine, rosé Champagnes such as this can also take on food, and cheese-based canapés are a good choice. Michel Roux recommends a match of cheese and ham fritters.

Duty/Vat Paid
Limited Stock: (6 btls)
VS: 94+ (2008) JR: 16.5 (2008) WS: 93 (2008) JS: 93 (2008) WE: 93 (2008)

Wine tasting notes

Moet & Chandon Vintage Rose Champagne is a blend of 35% Chardonnay, 60% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier. The wine sparkles and breathes, binding together the sensations of depth and harmony. The complexity of taste begins initially with figs and dried apricots progressively revealing nuances of cocoa and cinnamon.

Expert Reviews

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2008)94+ pts

Aug 2016 - Moët's 2008 Grand Vintage Rosé is fabulous. Light on its feet and gracious, the 2008 impresses with exceptional balance and crystalline purity. There is a translucence to the 2008 that is impossible to miss. Sweet rose petal, autumn leaves, tobacco, mint and licorice are woven together in an intricate fabric of aromas and textures. Wiry and sculpted in the style of the year, the 2008 Grand Vintage Rosé is fabulous. Light on its feet and gracious, the 2008 impresses with exceptional balance and is probably the single most impressive young Champagne I have tasted from Moët in some time. The 2008 is 46% Pinot Noir (of which 20% red wine), 32% Chardonnay, 225 Pinot Meunier. Dosage is 5 grams per liter. -- Antonio Galloni

JancisRobinson.com (2008)16.5 pts

Tasted Sept 2016 - Text on back label in dark gold on black is very difficult to read but I think it says 46% Pinot Noir (of which 20% was red wine), 32% Chardonnay, 22% Pinot Meunier. Pale greyish strawberry colour; pin champagne is definitely getting darker.... Very florally aromatic. Marked acidity with some cassis on the palate and quite assertive and chewy. This is a wine that grabs the palate and has a decent finish. Not too sweet.

Wine Spectator (2008)93 pts

Nov 2016 - Hints of honey and toast enrich flavors of crushed black cherry, raspberry, singed orange peel, mineral and licorice snap in this bright, spiced rosé. Shows lovely integration. Vibrant acidity drives the lingering, smoky finish. Drink now through 2028.

James Suckling (2008)93 pts

This has a plusher, more elegant stance to it with some creamy, fleshy and quite deep cherry fruits as well as some cassis. Superbly balanced, smooth and silky. Certainly great depth here and a zippy, polished cherry-pip finish. The use of 20% red wine balances out the higher acidity of the 2008 vintage here. Great to drink now. A blend of 46% pinot noir (including 20% red wine), 32% chardonnay and 22% pinot meunier.

Wine Enthusiast (2008)93 pts

From a very fine vintage, this structured, tight while also fruity Champagne is poised and stylish. A creamy mousse balances the crisp texture and beautiful acidity. Red fruits and blood orange come through well at the end. It is ready to drink.