The Grand Vintage 2003, the 68th from the Maison, is a powerful wine:
its velvety maturity is immediately apparent, forceful in its creamy
The first notes of vanilla, almond and hazelnut are followed by nuances
of colourful sun-soaked Summer fruits – apricots, yellow peaches,
nectarines, poached pears. Gradually this generous fruitiness is joined
by a soft spiciness of cinnamon, gingerbread and freshly-ground coffee.
Deep and structured, the Grand Vintage 2003 is fleshly, ample and smooth.
This unctuous sensuality – reminiscent of leather and cashmere – segues
into a warm finale of slightly acid licorice and candied grapefruit.
From an extraordinary year and an incomparable fruit, Moët & Chandon
has created a profound champagne, one that announces its colours
without artifice, intrigues by its honesty.
A wine that, having weathered all challenges, has come through with a
robust serenity, a formal generosity and a comfortable presence.