Each Grand Vintage is unique and expresses the Moët & Chandon Cellar Master's personal interpretation of the year. The maturity of this 2013 champagne-the 75th Grand Vintage in the House's history-is immediately apparent. Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2013 is a champagne marked by a late harvest. It encapsulates a year of waiting, a year of anticipation. The season shines through in its flavors and aromas, while its maturity is expressed through its autumnal notes, golden hue, and persistent bubbles. A slightly golden color. A light golden hue with fine, persistent bubbles. The maturity of this champagne is immediately apparent, with autumnal notes of roasted chestnuts, toasted buckwheat, rich nuts, honey, and nougat. White fruit is revealed next, reminiscent of a beautifully ripe apple or pear. Aromas of iodine, dried flowers, and pine sap complete the bouquet. The palate is direct and energetic, supported by a lively yet delicate acidity and a finely chiseled structure, and enveloped by a refined, grainy texture. The wine finishes with a pleasantly bitter hint of white grapefruit.
The effects of a cool year on this new vintage release is impressive in its texture, acidity and serious aging potential. Crisp apple and white-fruit flavors come together with a tight structure and a pure line of freshness. Drink from 2023.
This elegant Champagne displays citrus, mineral and toast character in equal measure, with bright notes of preserved lemon and verbena layered with smoke, chalk, brioche and nut flavors. The interplay is backed by deftly knit acidity, riding the fine and creamy mousse through to the lingering finish. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Disgorged May 2019. Drink now through 2030.