Veuve Clicquot Cave Privee 1990 Champagne

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Veuve Clicquot Cave Privee
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Veuve Clicquot Cave Privee 1990 - 75cl Veuve Clicquot Cave Privee 1990 - 75cl   £225.00
Champagne Veuve Clicquot Overview
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Distinctive and powerful, each Veuve Clicquot vintage is the unique expression of a single harvest chosen for its remarkable quality and loyalty to the House style. Vintages with exceptional qualities and unparalleled ageing potential are carefully preserved for decades at the heart of Veuve Clicquot’s chalk cellars in Reims, making up the Cave Privée collection.

Weather: The 1990 vintage experienced some frost damage early in the year, particularly during April. However, a superb summer helped the grapes thrive in their growth. Due to the long days and summer sun combined with cool nights, the grapes had excellent alcohol and acidity levels. The crop was the third largest on record and 1990 produced the ripest wines since 1959. A fantastic vintage.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru | Pinot Noir: Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne | Chardonnay: Côte des Blancs, Montagne de Reims | Pinot Meunier: Montagne de Reims
Grape Varieties: 56% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, 11% Pinot Meunier
Ageing: 15 years on the lees
Dosage: 8 g/l
Drink: 2008-2024

Tasting Note: 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.
Veuve Clicquot Cave Privee
Wine Enthusiast,
WineEnthusiast.com,
Oct 2012
97/100
“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.”
Wine Spectator,
WineSpectator.com,
Oct 2012
94/100
“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.”
Richard Hemming,
JancisRobinson.com,
Jun 2010
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16.5/20
“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'
Eurocave

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