Veuve Clicquot : Vintage 2008 - 1 x 0.75cl ($139 per bottle)
Veuve Clicquot have an excellent reputation for producing a classic vintage expression of the house style, This Vintage release is no differnent. New Packaging and updated style of champagne is due entirely by the addition at Veuve Clicquot of cellar master Dominique Demarville. A clearfocus on the use of Oak and the malo fermentation delivering creaminess and layers of flavour, The balance of acid is also the underlying bones which is encouraging for the house style to show length and persistence in many years to come.
The pale green-gold colour and fine mousse belie the power that begins to reveal itself on the nose and finally explodes in the mouth. The richness is balanced throughout with finesse and delicacy, a fine achievement for a quality chamapagne, conciously and purposely differing from the prior 2004 and 2002 vintages this wine will grow in bottle for years to come and surely reward.
- GRAPE VARIETIES : Pinot Noir (61%) Chardonnay (34%) Pinot Meunier (5%)
- VINTAGE : 2008
- MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION : Undergone
- DOSAGE : Brut (between 6 and 12 gr/l)
- PAIRINGS : Can accompany a whole meal
- SERVING TEMPÉRATURE : 9°C
- Bettane & Desseauve 18.5/20
- Parker 92 / 100
- Jancis Robinson 17 / 20