Founded in 1772, Veuve Clicquot is synonymous with the art of living. The House style distinguishes itself through the dominance of Pinot Noir which gives strength, complexity and elegance to our wines.
Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2008 is the first Vintage to be aged in wood barrels. It intensifies the natural aromas of wines and adds some spicy notes on the palate.
Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2008 is clear, brilliant, gold color 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 (almonds, Mirabelle plum tart): a subtle alliance of freshness and fullness.
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 the Pinot Noir's fruitiness resonates harmoniously with the freshness of the lightly candied citrus fruit aromas (lemon) 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 incredibly long finish.
Ageing Potential: from now until 2030
Serving temperature 50 to 54 °F