White - Sparkling

N.V. Moët & Chandon Champagne Brut Impérial

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Community Tasting Notes 531

  • Motz wrote: 88 points

    August 21, 2019 - Brioche, citrus, and minerals on the bouquet and palate. Fairly weighty, medium acid, very good balance. The finish came off a bit clipped. 88-89.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Amingutz Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 15, 2019 - Drank with some friends, so it was very nice.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • acyso wrote: 80 points

    August 5, 2019 - Domaine BYO feat. Charles Heidsieck (Chicago, IL): From magnum. Gotta taste this once in a while to remind myself why I bother with the good stuff. Unintegrated and blocky, with some unpleasant bitter flavours on the finish. A very empty texture on the palate too -- it just seems to drop off and evaporate.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • bagelcat Likes this wine:

    July 31, 2019 - Bottle from the 70s, had kept very well. Still some bubbles left, and the wine had turned nicely caramel in colour. Toasted apples, caramel, but still crisp with fine acidity and length. Very good for a NV!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • MAXIMUM SATISFACTION wrote: 90 points

    July 20, 2019 - Slightly better than Veuve.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Yohan Castaing
    Christmas Champagne trendsetters, 12/5/2018 (link)

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  • By Steve Thurlow
    5/3/2018 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2016, Issue #66, The Champagne and Sparkling Wine Review Winter 2016

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    May/Jun 2016, Issue #63, The Bi-Annual Champagne Report Summer 2016

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  • By Richard Hemming MW
    7/14/2015 (link)

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    1/22/2014 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Dec-13, IWC Issue #10167, 12/1/2013 (link)

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  • By Richard Hemming
    9/27/2013 (link)

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  • By Richard Hemming
    9/27/2013 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/30/2013 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2013, Issue #43, Another Round of Champagne and Sparkling Wine More Superb Releases from Small Growers and Grand Marques

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i-WineReview.com

  • Report 34: Champagne Revisited, 12/1/2012 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    November 2012 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Tamlyn Currin
    4/26/2012 (link)

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i-WineReview.com

  • Champagne and Sparkling Selections, 12/20/2011 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/3/2011 (link)

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Champagne Warrior

  • By Brad Baker
    February 2010, Issue #5, Tasting Notes/Wine Reviews

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    February 2010, Issue #5, Tasting Notes/Wine Reviews

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/25/2010 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/7/2008 (link)

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  • By Gary Walsh
    2/17/2006 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2005, IWC Issue #123 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/29/2015 (link) 91 points

    (NV Moët & Chandon Champagne Brut Impérial) Light yellow color with steady, tiny bubbles; very autolytic, toast, hazelnut, almond, pear brioche nose; tasty, broad, autolytic, almond, cream, toast palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/17/2013 (link) 90 points

    (NV Moët & Chandon Champagne Brut Impérial) Light yellow color with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; chalk, tart green apple, fresh green melon, very tart pear nose; crisp, a little austere, floaty, very tart green apple, chalk, mineral palate; medium-plus finish (great pairing with oysters)

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/26/2011 (link) 89 points

    (NV Moët & Chandon Champagne Brut Impérial) Light yellow color; ripe pear, apple nose; ripe pear, baked pear palate; medium-plus finish 88+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/18/2009 (link) 89 points

    (NV Moët & Chandon Champagne Brut Impérial) Pale yellow color; yeast, lime, citrus nose; creamy, sweet, lime, mineral, green melon palate; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/18/2009 (link) 90 points

    (NV Moët & Chandon Champagne Brut Impérial) Oak and tart peach nose; ripe peach, mineral, tart red fruit, apple palate; medium finish 90+ pts.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2007 (link) 14 points

    (NV Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial) Lots of sulphur here, over notes of herbal, crushed rock character. Full, creamy, softly sweet, with a rich, foamy mousse. Firm, herbal character, fading away a touch thereafter. And lots of sulphur again. This is quite good at best.

  • By Chris Kissack
    August 2000 (link) 15 points

    (NV Moët et Chandon Brut Impérial Champagne) Purchased Summer 2000. A pale golden hue. The nose carries pithy citrus fruits, with background nuances of butter and bready yeasts, which become more prominent with aeration. A sharp, acidic mousse, although this also settles with time. Fairly rich, with good leesy complexity. Clean citrus finish.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Moët & Chandon
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Brut Impérial
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Codes 081753822781, 081753824143, 081753825294, 081753826505, 081753826802, 081753829377, 081753830502, 081753830601, 088076169432, 088110551032, 088110551056, 088110552053, 3185370000021, 3185370000038, 3185370000335, 3185370017982, 3185370063989, 3185370221228, 3185370341216, 3185370373798, 3185370432228, 3185370522820, 3185370529171, 3185370572382, 3185370585917, 3185370599709, 3185370623305, 3185370629512, 3185370629529, 3185370646120, 5315318200000, 839728007295, 852813002470, 9421901755171

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 52 (0%)
  • In Cellars 7,915 (46%)
  • Consumed 9,237 (54%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Crab, Fisk, Flying fish roe, Lobster, Salmon, Shellfish, Aperitif, Apertif, Cold Roast Turkey, Fish

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