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1996 Moet et Chandon Dom Perignon
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About Moet et Chandon

Before you heard about it in Kanye West’s songs, Moet et Chandon was the drink of French kings, Russian tzars and Napoleon I himself. For as long as it’s been around—since 1743 to be exact—Moet has been the drink of the rich and famous.

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1996 Moet et Chandon Dom Perignon

Producer: Moet et Chandon
Style: Sparkling
Grape Type: Champagne Blend
Origin: France
Region: Champagne

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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2004

($130) Very pale color. Wonderfully complex, musky aromas of minerals, ginger, lemon, earth, mushroom, smoke and brioche; with aeration, this showed sweaty saline and chicken broth notes that reminded me of Le Montrachet, as well as a captivating topnote of fresh rose petal. Fat, ripe and mouthfilling without being at all heavy. Loaded with flavor and long and delicious on the aftertaste. In the same quality league as the superb '95, but does it have the grip of that wine? I should note that some other tasters report having bottles more in the backward, structured style of this vintage.

93 Points | Wine Spectator

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1996 Moet et Chandon Dom Perignon
11/08/2006
by vmrex
Aging it... (Received as 22nd birthday gift from Axel Sawczuk).
Near perfection
02/15/2006
by wschott
I had it recently (Feb.2) and it had the balance, finesse and finish that were first rate. It was as good as any vintage Krug that I've tasted. It reminded me of a Chevalier-Montrachet (but with bubbles!). It's worth every penny in my book. I bought mine at the duty free shop in San Juan, Puerto Rico while on a cruise. It's possible that my bottle was a little further along in maturity due to a possible difference in storage conditions but that is conjecture. I don't think you can ask for more in a wine.
The best year I had so far!
10/31/2005
by Kline11756163
Crisp, good finish, excellant nose - my wife and I really like this year.

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