Moët’s 40th vintage Rosé, the salmon-colored 2006 Grand Vintage Rosé Brut, assembles 47% Pinot Noir (of which 23% is red wine), 33% Chardonnay and 20% Meunier; it opens with a deep, complex, precise, fresh, elegant and well focused bouquet of red berries, nougat, plums, cherries, flint stone, wax and frankincense. Full-bodied, rich, intense and powerful on the palate, with a good concentration, licorice flavors, a firmly structured elegance and persistent finish, this is a remarkably pure though complex Rosé Champagne. It has grip and tension, but also finesse and freshness. No need to drink this Millésime all too soon. This sample was disgorged in September 2013 with a dosage of five grams per liter.
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