Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Brut 2009 Champagne is a brilliant light yellow in colour with a fine jewel-like bead. On the nose fruity aromas of white peach, lemon, pineapple, green banana and pear. Also floral and botanical scents of mock-orange, herbal tea and honeysuckle, with spicier sweeter nuances of pepper, brown sugar, marzipan and candied melon. The palate is straightforward, yet complex, with a sleek, pure, rich finish. It has a light, lively, supple structure with mineral overtones. Bracing, refreshing notes of rhubarb and grapefruit, with a touch of mint.
Best to pair with fish, seafood and caviar, duck and white meat such as poultry, fresh green flavours like coriander or lemon grass, sweet-tart flavours like citrus fruit, bracing flavours like green tomato or lemon, almonds, hazel nuts, figs, risotto and pasta.”