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Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 1998

Mix 6
£260.50
Per Bottle
£265.00
Delivered Wed 22nd Sep Same Day - cost based on mileage
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Description & Technical Information
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Moët & Chandon are the most famous producers in Champagne. First founded in 1743 by Claude Moët, it was the marketing acumen of Rémy Moët which initiated the brand's international fame and mass volume production. Since then, Moët & Chandon have grown by acquiring other champagne estates, selling them forward and keeping their prestigious vineyards. Such large-scale production could only operate under the leadership of a truly superb Chef de Caves and in Benoît Gouez, Moët have one of the best. With a ten-man oenologist team led by chief Dom Pérignon winemaker Richard Geoffroy, Benoît has access to the most academic minds and palates in the region, no doubt a huge driving factor behind his success. Now proprietors to the largest amount of land: some 1,190-hecatres of rich limestone soil, and the largest extent of cellars: over twenty eight kilometres.

Every Grand Vintage is unique and original, the Cellar Master's interpretation of the singular year that is produced. The Möet & Chandon Grand Vintage spirit is founded on three essential values: Freedom of interpretation, selection of the year's most remarkable wines and individuality of the vintage.

Weather:
The 1998 vintage shows all the hallmarks of a truly outstanding year. The features of the vintage were a high natural sugar content in the grapes and an excellent level of acidity, indicating an exceptional overall balance and long ageing potential.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Predominantly Grand & Premier Crus
Grape Varieties: 40% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 25% Meunier
Ageing: 14 years on the lees
Disgorged: April-June 2013
Dosage: 7 g/l
Drink: Now to 2024

Tasting Note: A warm harvest produced wines with very high acidity. The season began began with mild weather and sunny spells. The summer months were superb with average temperatures for August the highest since 1962. Generally revered as one of the best vintages from the 1990s, champagnes from 1998 are tasting sublime today.

Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 1998 does not come in a branded gift box.
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Expert Reviews
16.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Broad, burly and punchy.”
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