Lot 7001 - Fine Wine | Spirits - Sale AS0710

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Lot 7001
A 1998 Moët & Chandon Champagne Celebrating Roger Federer 'Super Limited Release' in 2018 - Disgorged: April-June 2013
Published:
See Susan Owens article Australian Financial Review, 30 May 2018.
... 'Greatness since 1998' - "Moët & Chandon have used the grapes picked the year that Roger Federer became a pro and named it in his honour, in 2018.
This bottle is the 750mL version of the same champagne & rarely offered retail
Weather:
The 1998 vintage shows all the hallmarks of a truly outstanding year. The features of the vintage were a high natural sugar content in the grapes and an excellent level of acidity, indicating an exceptional overall balance and long ageing potential.
Technical Information:
Vineyards: Predominantly Grand & Premier Crus
Grape Varieties: 40% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier
Ageing: 14 years on the lees
Dosage: 7 g/l
Drink: Now to 2024

Tasting Note: A warm harvest produced wines with very high acidity. The season began began with mild weather and sunny spells. The summer months were superb with average temperatures for August the highest since 1962. Generally revered as one of the best vintages from the 1990s, champagnes from 1998 are tasting sublime today.
Estimate $300-500

Sold for $260

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