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Veuve Clicquot Vintage Reserve Champagne 2008 75cl

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£59.95

Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2008, made from the best grapes of 2008, is the House's 65th Vintage. With hints of dried fruits, it's the perfect combination of freshness and finesse. Its clear brilliant, gold colour lights up in the delicate tumult of fine bubbles produced by its persistent and remarkable effervescence.

The nose is fresh, refined and elegant. Fragrances of citrus fruit and stone fruits (peach, apricot) appear first, which are then enriched by delicate, warm notes of sweet pastries (almond, Mirabelle plum tart,) a subtle alliance of freshness and fullness.

On the palate, the frank, lively and pure attack moves into a powerful, structured palate, delicately chiselled from the minerality of Champagne's chalky terroir. The generosity of Pinot Noir's fruitiness resonates harmoniously with the freshness of the lightly candied citrus aromas (lemons) which are embellished in the finish with delicate hints of toasted notes and dried fruit (apricots), ending with an incredibly long finish. Ideal as an aperitif, as well as pairing excellently with 12 months aged Comte cheese, truffled leeks, fillet of quail, parmesan biscuits, tataki of farm-reared veal.

The quality of the 2008 harvest was exceptional, with great potential for ageing. It was the third Veuve Clicquot Vintage declared in the decade following 2002 and 2004 and the House's 65th since its first Vintage of 1810. New to this 2008 Vintage: 5% of the wines were produced and aged in wooden casks. This was to increase the complexity and aromatic richness of the Vintages. These cask-aged wines act as the spices for the blend, bringing very lightly woody, vanilla and toasted aromas.

Please note, this product is not gift boxed.