Champagne aficionados can tingle their palates with two much-celebrated vintages by champagne house Moët & Chandon – the Grand Vintage 2006 and Grand Vintage Rose 2004. Both champagnes, though harvested in similar conditions through the temperate weathers and heat, are characterised by their distinct tasting notes stemming from their different blends.
The Grand Vintage 2006 is a wine of delightful fruity freshness. Initial notes of peach, mango and banana flow into aromas such as white pepper, flint and marzipan, before evolving towards intriguing floral and delicately botanical notes of honeysuckle, bergamot and anise.
With the Grand Vintage Rosé 2004, expect notes of blackcurrant, black cherry, and dried fig. Nuances of spice bread with a touch of liquorice and a hint of dark chocolate create a champagne of refined sensuality.
Both champagnes have been awarded 94 points by Wine Spectator 2014, a testament to the quality in champagne-making the name Moët & Chandon bears. The Grand Vintage 2006 is a blend of 42 per cent Chardonnay, 39 per cent Pinot Noir and 19 per cent Meunier, while Grand Vintage Rose 2004 embodies 45 per cent Pinot Noir, 31 per cent Chardonnay and 24 per cent Pinot Meunier.
The Grand Vintage 2006 and Grand Vintage Rosé 2004 are available at Cold Storage and select retailers such as Eve’s Good Spirits, Bacchus and Le Rouge.