Moët & Chandon Rose Grand Vintage 2008
Moët & Chandon
2008 (with gift box)
Chardonnay (32%), Pinot Noir (46%), Meunier (22%)
92 Robert Parker
"Vivid, brilliant deep pink, with complex blue-tinged and golden reflections. Fine bead.
Grand Vintage Rosé 2008 is a floral and fruity wine with floral notes of rose and hawthorn, with botanical nuances of boxwood and lime zest followed by fruity, fresh notes of raspberry, cherry and blood orange.
On the palate, the first impression is one of succulence and fullness, with notes of more mature fruits like strawberries and blackcurrants. Subsequently, the wine extends itself, underlain by a delicate, finely-wrought structure and taut acidity. The finish is invigorating, with a persistent note of grapefruit. Overall, the flavor profile is straightforward and precise." Moët & Chandon
"Moët & Chandon's intensely colored 2008 Grand Vintage Rosé is dominated by Pinot Noir (50% or more along with roughly 30% Chardonnay and 20% Meunier) and contains 20% of red wine. It is released earlier than the white counterpart, which is scheduled for the second half of 2016 due to its strong acidity, which chef de cave Benoît Gouez finds a bit too prominent, though not as crazy as the 1996 acidity. The color of the 2008 GV Rosé is that of a candied cherry and indicates a nice maturity. Fresh, red fruit aromas on the nose lead to a dry and complex palate cleanser with discreet vegetal aromas. This is a pure, yet still young cuvée that finishes with a stimulating grip." Robert Parker