Veuve Clicquot


Veuve Clicquot Brut Vintage 2008 |Brut

Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot Brut Vintage 2008

Brut

$129.00
- Arguably the most famous champagne brand in the world

- An exceptional 2008 vintage rated 94 points by Tyson Stelzer

- Pinot noir dominant champagne from 50 to 60 grand crus

 

This champagne is a favourite for gifts. Bring one of these bottles to the table and be an instant hit of the party. Gift a bottle and enjoy the appreciation.

On the palate, citrusy notes of blood orange, plums and brioche. We love the balance between the toasty notes from the ageing in oak and the chalk minerality from the 2008 vintage. 

This is a great bottle to keep in your cellar for a few years. Drink it for a special occasion. 

Technical details

61% Pinot noir, mostly from Ambonnay, Bouzy, Aÿ, Tauxières-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; 8g/L dosage; disgorged March 2015.


 

Arguably, the most recognizable Champagne brand in the world. The Yellow adorned on their labels – looks orange but is in fact the colour of the great Madame Clicquots’ favourite duck’s yolk. An established and major segment of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Stable, Monsieur Dominique Demarville, is only the 10th Cellar Master in 240 years at the great house. The non-vintage Clicquot has been a dinner party staple for many a year and brings with it an approachable style that has a dominance of Pinot Noir and Meunier with a large proportion of reserve wines. Look out for the non-vintage Rosé which is identical in production to its NV brother but with the addition of 12% Red wine from some of the best Grand Cru sites; Ambonnay, Bouzy, Verzy & Verzenay. The Rosé has been flying under the radar for too long and deserves your attention.

"Demarville lists 2008 in the top 10 vintages for Clicquot, ahead of 1996, a season of ‘wonderful depth, minerality and a fine and delicate spirit’. The wine he has drawn from this is as great as any Clicquot vintage I have tasted. Its coiled tension and tightly clenched acidity have only just begun to unwind to reveal the expansive personality of pinot noir. Lemon top notes have subsided, making way for notes of blood orange rind, black cherries, plums and the beginnings of nougat 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 mineral landscape. It concludes very long, spicy and magnificent. I wrote prior to its release two years ago that the secret to this vintage is to keep your hands off it for as many decades as you possibly can, as it possesses the euphoric freshness to outlive even the most disciplined willpower. Toward 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."

Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide

About the house 

Arguably, the most recognizable Champagne brand in the world. The Yellow adorned on their labels – looks orange but is in fact the colour of the great Madame Clicquots’ favourite duck’s yolk. An established and major segment of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Stable, Monsieur Dominique Demarville, is only the 10th Cellar Master in 240 years at the great house. The non-vintage Clicquot has been a dinner party staple for many a year and brings with it an approachable style that has a dominance of Pinot Noir and Meunier with a large proportion of reserve wines. Look out for the non-vintage Rosé which is identical in production to its NV brother but with the addition of 12% Red wine from some of the best Grand Cru sites; Ambonnay, Bouzy, Verzy & Verzenay. The Rosé has been flying under the radar for too long and deserves your attention.

Reviews

"Demarville lists 2008 in the top 10 vintages for Clicquot, ahead of 1996, a season of ‘wonderful depth, minerality and a fine and delicate spirit’. The wine he has drawn from this is as great as any Clicquot vintage I have tasted. Its coiled tension and tightly clenched acidity have only just begun to unwind to reveal the expansive personality of pinot noir. Lemon top notes have subsided, making way for notes of blood orange rind, black cherries, plums and the beginnings of nougat 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 mineral landscape. It concludes very long, spicy and magnificent. I wrote prior to its release two years ago that the secret to this vintage is to keep your hands off it for as many decades as you possibly can, as it possesses the euphoric freshness to outlive even the most disciplined willpower. Toward 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."

Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant

Earth


Chalk

Foods


Toasty Brioche

Stone Fruit


Black Cherry Plum

Citrus Fruit


Citrus