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2008 Veuve Clicquot Brut, Reims

A$110.00
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SKU
13271VC08
94

94 points Tyson Stelzer

61% Pinot Noir, mostly from Ambonnay, Bouzy, Ay, Tauxieres-Mutry, Avenay-Val-d'Or, Verzy, Verzenay and Ludes; 34% Chardonnay from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger and Vertus; 5% Pinot Meunier, mostly from Ludes and Dizy; 5% fermented and aged in large oak foudres for the firsts time; 8g/L dosage

Demarville lists 2008 in top 10 vintages for Clicquot, ahead of 1996, a season of 'wonderful depth, minarality and a fine and delicate spirit'.

The wine he has dwarn from this year is as great as any Clicquot vintage I have tasted. Its coiled tention and tightly clenched acidity have only just begun to unwind to reveal the expansive personality ot the pinot noir.

Lemon top notes have subdued, making way for notes of blood orange rind, black cherries, plums and the beginnings of naugat and brioche. A glimpse of oak lends just a subtle, well-integrated toasty note, but the real highlight is its classic 2008 acid drive and beautifully fine, expansive, salty chalk minaral landscape.

It concludes very long, spicy and magnificient. I wrote prior to its release two years agp that the secret to this vintage is to keep your hands off it foras  many decades as you possible can, as it possesses the euphoric freshness to outlive even the most disciplined willpower. Towards the end of its release cycle, this is more true than ever, having shed its beach-fresh, euphoric definition, without yet having built its secondary allure. Patience.


Assembling 35% Chardonnay, 5% Meunier and 60% Pinot Noir, the 2008 Vintage Brut is one of the rare vintage Champagnes of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin and it follows the earlier releases of 1999, 2004 and 2012. Disgorged in March 2015 with eight grams dosage, the bright colored 2008 has a very clear, fresh, pure and intense, as well as complex nose, with brioche, biscuit and prominent Chardonnay aromas. Pure, dry, straight and elegant on the palate, this is a refreshing and lifted, but also complex and expressive Brut. It also has tension, grip and a stimulating salinity in the finish. This Champagne is excellent and should be served with seafood.
92 points Stephen Reinhardt robertparker.com Drink 2016-2026
More Information
Product/Service Sold Out No
En Primeur No
New Arrivals No
Wine Type Champagne/Sparklin
Wine Style Biodynamic
Country France
Region Reims, Vallee de la Marne
Varietals Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Vintage 2008
Bottle Size 750ml
Wine Points 94
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