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Veuve Clicquot Cave Privée 1990 Champagne

More vintages: 1989"Veuve Clicquot is a big house where we have a big responsibility to maintain the style, but every day we work to improve the quality." Chef de Cave, Dominique Demarville explains the production ethos behind Veuve's characterful, full-bodied, pinot-focused wines. Privileged to a respectable 382 hectare estate, with facilities to envy; including multiple foudres of 5000 and 7500 litres, the house runs a huge operation in Reims and Cave Privée is the result of a daring vision. It was born in the depths of Veuve's chalk cellars, out of intuition, passion, and also tenacity on the part of the oenologists. Year after year, they create and nurture fine vintages, taking care to respect and enhance the character of each one; Cave Privée is a unique collection of rare vintages meticulously selected by successive generations of cellar masters.

The 1990 Vintage Reserve is a blend of 17 different Crus, all classified as Grand and Premier Crus. Black grapes make up two thirds of the blend: 56% Pinot noir, from the Montagne de Reims and the Grande Vallée de la Marne, and 11% Pinot meunier, from the Premiers Crus in the west of the Montagne de Reims. The blend is completed with 33% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs and, to a lesser extent, from the Montagne de Reims.

The nose is impressive for its intensity and great richness. From the first moments, the complexity and concentration are apparent with fruity aromas dominant. On the palate, creamy smoothness gives way to peach, lemon and pear, with a slight smoky tint. With twenty-three years post-vintage and five years post-disgorgement, 1990 is a testimony to the enduring power of a vintage.

Grape Varieties: 56% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, 11% Pinot Meunier
Dosage: 8 g/L

Veuve Clicquot Cave Privée 1990 Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
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Veuve Clicquot Cave Privée,
Oct 2012
“This toasty, superbly mature wine is part of a series of releases featuring the house's cellar-matured Champagnes. This emerges from the glass with complex flavors of almond, brioche, citrus and a hint of steeliness. The majestic richness of the wine has fully justified its decades of aging.”,
Oct 2012
“Rich flavors and aromas of bread pudding and molasses mix with hints of baked peach, biscuit, ground ginger, fleur de sel and candied orange zest. Elegant, this shows lovely balance, a subtle bead and a delicate yet persistent freshness.”,
Jun 2010
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“Mature, dried orange peel, sharp acid and very long finish, but the freshness is on its way out - drink up.”
'Bought directly from Moet Hennessey UK Ltd, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave'

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