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Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brut
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Veuve Clicquot Vintage Brut 2008

Champagne, FranceTasted several times now, and this label continues to deliver. Of course, it helps to be from an excellent 2008 vintage. The obvious ripeness can be halting until you begin to drink it. From the brioche, hazelnuts and red apple butter (my favourite), this is a giant of a wine, but it is not all power. Winemaker Dominique Demarville (ex-Mumm) has brought a fresher look without messing with the Veuve style. 2008 is the first vintage Veuve fermented and aged in wood since the 60s. It’s exotic with candied orange, dried apricot, and gingersnap. The mix is 61 percent pinot noir, 34 percent chardonnay, 5 percent pinot meunier from Grand and Premier Cru sites that spent six years on the lees and was disgorged in March 2015. Also new in 2008, five percent of the wines were produced and aged in wooden casks. No rush to drink this.Tasted: 04 November 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 99.99 private wine shops MB 97.49 De Luca Fine Wines QC 99.50 SAQ AB 104.99 DeVine Wines and Spirits Producer: Veuve Clicquot PonsardinDistributors: Charton-Hobbs
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 508614UPC: 3049614050411