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I was given a bottle of Moet & Chandon - Rose Imperial as a present at Christmas, which was a nice surprise. It is presented in a heavy weight glass bottle, with a pale pink paper label and pale pink foil top. To open the bottle all you have to do is peel off the foil and pop the cork, you then get that great champagne pop that all are familiar with. The champagne originate from Champagnem France and is a Pinot Noir, Meunier and Chardonnay blend that is pale rose in colour and is very dry on the palette. The Rose Imperial is 12% alcohol by volume. You can purchase the Rose Imperial for £39.99 from Waitrose (75cl) which I think is a good price for the quality of the drink and for celebrating special occasions and give that it is non-vintage.
I find this drink to be very dry with strong flavours of strawberries and raspberries and of course a hint of rose, tasting notes suggest that I should be able to pick out hawthorn, a touch of pepper and also a slight hint of mint, these however eluded my palate.
Overall this is a very enjoyable drink, it is bubbly that looks fun due to the pale pink colour and it has a smooth, dry taste that is easy to drink. Me and my husband shared the bottle mid week, which made it taste even better on a cold January night.
Overall I was very pleased with this gift and would recommend Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial to others who enjoy very dry champagnes.
I love Champagne, I could guzzle it all evening if my debit card allowed! It is my tipple of choice for celebrating with. We always buy a bottle when we have a special occasion; an anniversary, birthday, new job, exam results for example. So it was no surprise that when I got my new job I was bought a gorgeous bottle of Moet Pink Champagne or to use it's proper name, a bottle of Moët et Chandon Rose Imperial.
==Price and availability==
My bottle was bought by my boyfriend from Odd bins wine shop for £41.99 for a 75Cl bottle. It is non vintage and has a ABV of 12%.
==Taste and look==
I love Champagne and the drier the better in my opinion. I do not usually go for pink champagnes as I find them a little sweeter than their champagne cousins. This pink champagne is delicious though and has the right balance of sweetness to make it wonderfully palatable and extremely more-ish. The champagne is a blushed salmon colour. Most regular Champagnes are white or golden whereas this champagne is given some colour from red grapes. It has a lovely strawberry, fruity flavour with hints of melon and tastes delicious. As with other Moet bottles, it has a lovely fizz to it which certainly helps it go down well.
This is a superb bottle of champagne that tastes delicious. We drank the bottle with of evening meal of seabass and it worked really well together. I am so glad we had this champagne because I did not realise just how much I like pink champagne. This would make a really nice gift for a loved one because it is quite a romantic drink with it being pink. I can see us buying it again over Christmas to toast with as it really impressed us. The bottle looks expensive so it would make a great gift too.
What I liked best about the champagne was how easy it was to drink, it was soft and fruity but unmistakably champagne and I loved the tantalising flavour and how well it worked with the bubbles.
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