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.
*take a look at our CLB scoring
|Type of champagne||Brut Rosé|
|Grapes||65% Pinot Noir, 27% Chardonnay and 8% Pinot Meunier|
|Maison||Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin|
|Aged||sur lies at least 3 years|
|Number of bottles||N/A|
|Price range (euro)||110-130|
|Chef de Caves||Jacques Péters (1979-2008), Dominique Demarville (2009-2019), Didier Mariotti (2020>)|
|Other considerents||no malolactic fermentation|