Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2008, made of the best grapes of 2008, is the House's 65th Vintage. With hints of dried fruits, it's the perfect combination of freshness and finesse.
Its clear brilliant, gold colour lights up in the delicate tumult of fine bubbles produced by its persistent and remarkable effervescence.
The nose is fresh, refined and elegant. Fragrances of citrus fruit and stone fruits (peach, apricot) appear first, which are then enriched by delicate, warm notes of sweet pastries (almond, Mirabelle plum tart) : a subtle alliance of freshness and fullness.
Ideal as an aperitif, as well as pairing excellently with 12 months aged Comte cheese, truffled leeks, fillet of quail, parmesan biscuits, tataki of farm-reared veal.
On the palate, the frank, lively and pure attack moves into a powerful, structured palate, delicately chiselled from the minerality of Champagne's chalky terroir. The generosity of Pinot Noir's fruitiness resonates harmoniously with the freshness of the lightly candied citrus aromas (lemons) which are embellished in the finish with delicate hints of toasted notes and dried fruit (apricots). Vintage 2008 is the perfect combination of power, freshness and finesse, and ends with an incredible long finish.