A lively mousse leads to a wine that is now drier than in the past; it’s crisp and apple-juice fresh. This is tight, bright and fruity, with a refreshing, citrusy finish.
Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut
91 Points. Wine Spectator – “Hints of roasted walnut and toasted brioche are richly smoky and underscored by flavors of raspberry, lemon confit and green pear in this open-knit Champagne, framed by vivid acidity and a lively bead. Drink now through 2019.”
90 Points. Antonio Galloni – “Light, bright yellow. Musky pear and toasty lees on the nose and in the mouth. Fleshy and open-knit, with a hint of bitter lemon pith adding back-end cut. Finishes on a gently smoky note, with very good cling and focus and a hint of bitter quinine. This must be the best example of this bottling that I’ve had in years, if not decades.”