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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87 Points | International Wine Cellar , November 2007
($36; LADQJ on back label) Light straw. White flowers and peach on the nose, with a light orange quality adding verve. Gently spicy tangerine and pit fruit flavors are supple and round, finishing with an echo of spice. Seems less sweet than some recent releases under this label.
87 Points | Wine Spectator
A beautiful, clean champagne
I am typically an old world red wine drinker, big bold, chewy, dusty, cabs, grand cru's are my favorite. But when I choose champagne, I absolutely love Moet White Star. Among all champagnes I have tried, it is absolutely my favorite. Clean and crisp on the palate, White Star lacks the tartness of a brute or the candiness of a Spumante. I have tried Dom at $150 a bottle and find it tart, overpriced, and displeasing. For roughly $40, White Star is my favorite champagne amongst a host of other choices. I love the clean taste, and this is the one I come back to again and again.
"Not bad" says this non-wino
I'm not a wine drinker, but I have found that I do like champagne. I found it very drinkable. I would purchase it again, however I have a question for the experienced winos out there:
What would you recommend that is similar or better that costs less (<$30) that I can find at my local liquor store if not my local megamart?
I'd drink champagne more, but $30 is a bit steep for regular drinking and I don't know what to look for at the store.
I like This One....
I like the taste and the bitterness of this champagne. The price is inexpensive and its Moet for goodness sakes!
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Strawberries not included
The Moet that everyone loves to hate. At nearly $30 it's a bit pricey, but if you look hard enough you can find it for a bit less (Costco $23-$26). The taste is pale and dry, and the finish slightly raspy. Drop a sliced strawberry in the glass, and it'll improve greatly.
by Willey III10462304
Easy to drink at a party, but quite inferior to the last Veuve Clicquot and Bollinger I can remember. Finish is lacking, initial flavor is sharp with little depth to follow, neither fruity nor toasty. Recently tasted Rodeurer Brut Premier NV and Dampierre Cuvee des Ambassadeurs against the Moet: White Star tasted like second rate wine in comparison to those beautifully finished wines. Moet's own California-produced Chandon Blanc de Noirs, while less complex than a blended French wine, is superior in finish and, in my view, in flavor. Moet needs to do some homework.
change the name to 'One star'
by Mike Criv
low acid and no yeast make for a dull sparkler - lucky for Moet there's a name brand recognition - serious winos need not waste money on this one
Just put a Moet label on anything
by Eric T.
What a waste of space this takes on wine shop shelves. Sweet, flacid, and dull: not what you expect from an expensive wine. Clearly Moet understands that people drink their wines when they are focusing on something more important, like a celebration. I lump this together with all of their products...overpriced and overexposed.
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