Champagne Friday 100 – Moët & Chandon ‘MC III’ @Tour Eiffel

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Richard Juhlin

Every Friday The no1 Champagne expert in the world will taste new & old Champagne s to give You a tip or two for the weekend. This week Richard Juhlin tasted Moët & Chandon ‘MC III’ overlooking the Tour Eiffel [read the full champagne story]

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mv Moët & Chandon ’MCIII’

[bottled in 2004, disgorged in 2014]

55PN 45CH

‘MC stands for to Moët & Chandon. III consists of the trinity where the wine is matured in steel tanks, oak and old reserve wines in glass bottles. This unique cuvée préstige is certainly an exciting new chapter in Moëts history. 001 stands for the first cuvée. 14 is the year of disgorgement. 38% from 2003 in steel tank. 38% from 1998, 2000, 2002 for short time in oak barrels. 24% reserve wines bottled from 1993,1998, 1999. Everything refermented (third fermentation of the oldest!) Disgorged in 2014 and enjoyed in 2015.

So over to the experience. A beautiful wine with a perfect combination of toasty and silky texture in classic Moët fashion. A sort of cross between mature Dom Pérignon and the Grand Vintage Collection. Large lavering of complexity with dark, deep hints of truffle, cocoa, licorice and coffee integrally combined with sweet crunchy praline notes and soft peach fruit and more uplifting green citrus notes. Creamy and long fine dynamics and tension between the various elements. Reserve wines put a clear stamp on the aroma, while the 03-dominant taste is a little younger though perfectly homogeneous with a sounding acidity and minerality middle of the beads.’

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