We tasted: Veuve Clicquot 1995 Rosé Reserve

tasting during last winter, Madrid

First of all, as this is the opening post of the year, we wish you all a Happy New Year! and many Happy Champagne Flûtes for 2021!

We’ve already had a post about this emblematic champagne house, Veuve Clicquot, as we had the chance to visit it’s cellars, but they produce so many fabulous cuvées that we will constantly return to present them to you. This time, we had the pleasure to taste the Rosé vintage from 1995 (a good year in Champagne, characterized by a large yet very good quality crop, especially for Chardonnay). Despite its age (1995 was similar to 1988 in terms of quality and aging potential), this vintage cuvée tastes refreshing, bubbles are quite thin for the eye, but pleasantly present on the palate, and the nose is dominated by hints of caramel, dry apricot, vanilla and honey. On the palate it enters full and almost creamy revealing a good mixture of notes like dry raisins and blueberries, compote, chocolate, continuing with a delightful acidity and great length. The aftertaste is long and complex. Overall, it’s a beautiful vintage champagne that reached its plenitude and should be drunk as soon as possible. Open at least half hour before drinking to enjoy it at its fullest.

CLB score

93

*take a look at our CLB scoring

Type of champagneBrut Rosé
Vintage1995
Grapes65% Pinot Noir, 27% Chardonnay and 8% Pinot Meunier
MaisonVeuve Clicquot Ponsardin
Village/terroirN/A
DegorgementN/A
Agedsur lies at least 3 years
Dosage10g/L
Sizebottle (75cl)
Number of bottlesN/A
Price range (euro)110-130
Chef de CavesJacques Péters (1979-2008), Dominique Demarville (2009-2019), Didier Mariotti (2020>)
Other considerentsno malolactic fermentation

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