Product Type: Moet et Chandon Champagne
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Moet et Chandon Brut Imperiale
Member Name: katykicker
Moet et Chandon Brut Imperiale
Advantages: Tastes nice, looks nice, lovely fizz, gives me a tipsy feeling after one glass, not overpowering.
Moet really is one of the original brands of Champagne for me and I think it was possibly the first brand that I ever tried back in my teen years. with the ribbon style label and the Moet branding it is easy to spot among other cheaper champagnes on the supermarket shelf and when a bar or restaurant is selling this I can always notice it right away. I love the cream label as it just looks classy and elegant and with the standard cork that you should always find in a champagne bottle you get that satisfying pop once you open it. If you want to open champagne without worrying about poking out an eye then be sure to remove the wire cage and then while holding a tea towel over the cork just give it a gentle twist and it will pop off and you can keep a grip on it. Of course if you want to really show off then you can give it a little shake and pop the cork off in to the air in order to fizz champagne everywhere and really get some attention on yourself. This comes in several sizes and the 75cl one is the one that was enjoyed by my friends and I.
This particular champagne is a blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier and it is described as combining generosity and delicacy with maturity and freshness. That all sounds quite posh to me really and it basically means that you get a champagne that tastes amazing and looks fantastic too. This has fantastic aromas of pear and citrus notes all throughout it that blend wonderfully with the fizz of this and give a beautiful rich, mouth watering taste that goes down so well. It really does have a lovely fruity smell to it too and it is a beautiful golden colour that catches the light and shows off the fizz really well. This does have an alcoholic taste to it, and at 12.5% that is understandable of course, but this taste doesn't make me feel put off and instead it is just the right amount of alcohol and fizz to make me feel giddy and happy when I have been drinking this. This is so simple to drink and goes down a little too well at times and after a few glasses I do notice my mouth is a little drier between sips but this doesn't put me off at all. This is crisp and while it isn't the most thirst quenching drink ever it is refreshing still and all of our friends either love it or are just happy enjoy one glass when toasting a celebration.
I feel fantastic after drinking this drink and while I can get a headache the following morning if I drink too much champagne I do find that this is easily avoided by drinking lots of water before I head to bed in the evening. I have to have quite a few glasses (in excess of 3) before I feel really drunk on this and I am never an angry drunk when I've been drinking champagne (gin is another matter though!).
This really provides me with everything that I could want from a champagne. It is crisp, fresh and fruity with a nice smell to it. It has the right amount of alcohol for one glass to give me a slightly tipsy edge and it is the perfect drink to enjoy with friends when you are celebrating good news such as a wedding or a promotion at work. This is the ideal Christmas drink because you can indulge yourself and even if you just share one glass with the family it is enough to get everyone in a jolly mood and start the afternoon or evening off with the right edge to it, I find anyway.
Price wise you can pick this up for around £30-£35 but there are frequent promotions throughout the year. I tend to have one bottle in my home for celebrations and spur of the moment news such as when my husband got a promotion at work and we wanted to have some family over that evening to toast the good news. This is alcohol of course and should be enjoyed in moderation but a little of what you love does you good I think! There are more expensive champagnes around of course but I find that this one is perfect for the job and nicer than some of the other similar priced brands that are available on the same shelf.
Summary: A refreshing crisp champagne from Moet et Chandon.