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Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old
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Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old NV

Champagne, FranceTasted again a year and a half after this was first released, and this is coming along very nicely in the bottle. Extra Brut Extra Old is a blend of reserve years, namely the 1988, 1996, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010 vintages, and the mix is 47 pinot noir, 27 percent chardonnay and 26 pinot meunier. This spent three years on lees in vats (5 percent oak), before being bottled November 2013 and spending an additional three years on the lees en tirage. This was disgorged June 2016, at a 3 g/l dosage. Think of this as classic Veuve x 10. In addition to the double aging (3x3), this is more floral perfume, more biscuity brioche, more broad shouldered, more richly spiced with candied ginger. Yellow apple, pear, toast fills in the gaps in between, all sharpened with a wallop of acidity. This is powerful, almost assertive in the mouth, and much better suited to pairing with foods (meat pastries, quail, duck) than solo sipping. A special treat for fans of the classic.Tasted: 05 November 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 105.99 BCLS AB 117.99 private wine stores ON 123.00 LCBO QC 0.00 SAQ Producer: Veuve Clicquot PonsardinDistributors: Charton-Hobbs
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot Meunier - Pinot NoirCSPC: 181283UPC: 3049614173745