Veuve Clicquot Brut Vintage Rosé 2008


SKU 13107


This sensual and refined Champagne is composed of 21 Grands and Premiers Crus (57% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay and 11% Pinot Meunier) situated in the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs areas, and finished with 15% of red wine. The red wine is made from Pinot Noir Grand Cru from the Bouzy vineyard, carefully chosen from the plots in the Veuve Clicquot vineyard. An intense nose exudes fresh and ripe aromas of red currant jam, figs, citrus fruits, raisins, licorice, chocolate and vanilla. In the mouth, the wine evokes pink grapefruit, dried fruits, hazelnuts, almonds, spices, ginger bread and cinnamon. A wine of great elegance, this wine presents a clean attack and a full-flavored finish from the delicate tannins.
Category Sparkling Wine
Country France
Region Champagne
Brand Veuve Clicquot
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorRich and smoky on first impression, yet this harmonious Champagne is elegant overall, with sleek acidity and a minerally underpinning deftly married to flavors of strawberry pâte de fruit, toast, mandarin orange peel and crystallized honey. Offers a lasting, vibrant finish. Disgorged March 2015. Drink now through 2028. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.

Alison Napjus
  • wa91+

Wine AdvocateThe pink-orange colored 2008 Vintage Brut Rosé (disgorged March 2015) offers a very delicate, clear and elegant bouquet with juniper flavors. Clear, elegant and fresh on the palate, this is a round and well-structured, yet still very young Rosé with fine tannins and a nice grip in the finish. This is a refreshing palate cleanser that needs food or another 10-20 years to shine. Try it with pata negra or traditional Japanese dishes.

Stephan Reinhardt, June 2016