VEUVE CLICQUOT CHAMPAGNE EXTRA BRUT EXTRA OLD NV

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VEUVE CLICQUOT CHAMPAGNE EXTRA BRUT EXTRA OLD NV is available to buy in increments of 1
47% Pinot Noir, 27% Chardonnay & 26% Pinot Meunier
95/100 Decanter, April 2017 (NV)
"​Veuve Clicquot’s Extra Brut, Extra Old is a first in several ways. The ‘Assemblage’ – a preciser word than blend to describe its intricacy – is drawn from the house’s famous collection of reserve wines, in particular the 1988, 1996, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010 vintages. The grape varieties are very close to the classic choices that Veuve Clicquot herself preferred as she built her brand post 1815: today, 47% Pinot Noir, 27% Chardonnay and 26% Pinot Meunier – the quintessence of the house’s heritage & core values.

More innovatively, and perhaps uniquely among the big houses, Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut, Extra Old is double aged- three years on lees in vats (up to 5% oak), then three years in bottle before release. This slow maturing allows the wine to become soft and mellow yet light-footed, needing a tiny dosage of just three grams of sugar; the smallest figure in the house’s history. A Champagne for refined cuisine – try tartare of scallops, risottos, sushi and sashimi.

Lovely colour bright, delicate gold twinkles, superfine flowing cordon of bubbles. Poised intensity of aromas/ flavours, greengage, peach and spiced lemon, a soupçon of liberating oak. Toasty finale."
93/100 Jamie Goode (NV)
"​There’s lovely precision to this wine. It’s bright and citrussy, but there’s also some pear and peach richness, a touch of red cherry, a hint of cream and subtle toast. All blends together with lovely finesse. It’s tight and fruit focused, but it also has some savoury maturity in the background. I love the contrasts here, with high acidity and linearity, complemented by the notes of maturity. Really gastronomic and structural, this is quite serious and austere and is quite a contrast to the richness regular Veuve NV, although the family resemblance is there from the reserve wines, which feature quite prominently in the NV."


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