White - Sparkling

1996 Pierre Moncuit Champagne Grand Cru Cuvée Nicole Moncuit Vieille Vigne


  • France
  • Champagne
  • Champagne Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • giba ochman Likes this wine: 95 points

    October 14, 2016 - Beautiful champ. 1996 is a great year and the cuvée Nicole shows the perfect harmony between age and complexity. Drink now

  • theusualsuspect wrote: 93 points

    January 1, 2013 - This champagne remains impressive consistent with my earlier notes. Really impressive length above all - easily up to a Taittinger Comptes and the ilk in that regard, but with less complexity I suspect. Way up there in terms of an RM champagne.

  • PhDP wrote:

    December 20, 2011 - Nos 10 ans: Champagne 1996 (groupe du mercredi, Bruxelles, Belgium, chez PhDP): Riche, mais moins équilibré que son petit frère. Paradoxalement, moins mon 'truc' que la cuvée dite 'de base'. Pas de conversation avec l'huître.

  • theusualsuspect wrote: 96 points

    May 31, 2011 - This score is partly out of raw respect. I think this is the most, maybe easily, extracted champagne I've ever had. More wine now than champagne, the bubbles subside really quickly. I think a dog has a better chance of fully grasping the nose of this wine than a human. Very much white flower almost chalky on the nose, which carries through on the palate with a bit of toast.Very distinctive flavor which I assume is the terroir. Really really winey and rich. I bought every 96 champagne pretty much that I could find. Given a choice between drinking this or the Dom, or the Pol Roger, or the Comptes de Champagne, and others, I would opt for them - preference at work, but this really is an astounding champagne.

  • theusualsuspect wrote: 93 points

    March 24, 2010 - Yeasty, very long, highly extracted especially for champagne, citrusy, still quite light in color. Bubbles subside quite quickly however and the essential flavor, terroir I assume, is a one off. Sort of earthy, but not in an organic earthy sense. That said, a blanc de blancs champagne that can stand up to food like few others I would guess. It's a push, but take out the bubbles and it sort of reminds me of a high quality Chablis. A long future ahead structurally, but whether you will like it plenty when it gets there is another matter.

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  • By Brad Baker
    January 2009, Issue #1, The Top 50 Champagnes of 1996

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  • By Peter Liem

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Pierre Moncuit
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Cuvée Nicole Moncuit Vieille Vigne
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
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  • Appellation Champagne Grand Cru

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  • In Cellars 28 (42%)
  • Consumed 39 (58%)

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