Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rich 2004

A 2004 vintage edition of the fruitier and, of course, richer Rich edition of Veuve Clicquot. This should drinks well for at least the next decade and adds in layers of fresh fruit to the house's traditional toasty pastry notes.
Price £58.00

About the Brand

In 1772, Philippe Clicquot founded a wine-making business under the name Clicquot. In 1798, his son François, who had taken over the family enterprise, married Barbe Nicole Ponsardin. At the time of François' death in 1805, the young 27-year-old widow decided to continue her husband’s legacy. A woman of vision, she became the driving force behind the prestige and success of the brand, which in 1810 was renamed Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin.

Ever in pursuit of excellence and innovation, in 1816 Madame Clicquot invented the riddling table with the aim of obtaining clarified champagnes of unrivalled quality. She became known by her contemporaries as the "Grand Dame of Champagne", in recognition of her audacity and determination. Row by row, Madame Clicquot used her skills to develop an exceptional wine-growing territory, consisting of 515 hectares in the heart of the Champagne region’s finest vineyard estates.

Today, both in France and abroad, the Veuve Clicquot brand continues to embody the values held dear by Madame Clicquot: modernity and audacity blended together with an emphasis on quality and expertise that are second to none.

Vintage Rich is the fruit of research into the best vintage and dosage to pair with gourmet food.

 

The wine has the power and structure typical of the House’s vintage wines, tempered by the sweetness of a dosage judiciously calculated by the cellarmaster and his oenologists.

More Information

Country France
Brand Veuve Clicquot
Unit Type Bottle
ABV % 12
Allergy Advice No Allergen

Tasting Notes

CHERRY


FLORAL


SPICE


FRUIT


CITRUS


VANILLA


PLUM


HAZELNUT


ALMOND


NUTS


LIQUORICE




A pale gold colour with silver accents. It has a brilliant aspect and effervescence is lively and long-lasting. At first, freshness immediately predominates, balsamic notes of menthol and liquorice, together with hints of citrus fruits coming to the fore.

 

As the wine is agitated, fruitier aromas, including winter cherry, mirabelle plums and grapefruit, follow, accompanied with a subtle hint of white flowers. After a few more minutes of aeration, typical “Veuve Clicquot” notes of dried fruit (almonds, hazelnuts) and pastries(brioche, marzipan) take the lead, crowned by a veil of sweet spices like vanilla.

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