Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old con Estuche
Veuve Clicquot elabora este espumoso con un coupage de sus mejores añadas: 1988, 1996, 2006, 2008, 2009 y 2010. Estos vinos fueron elegidos por su nobleza, y tienen en común una magnífica estructura, generosidad y frescura. Es, en resumen, el hermano mayor del clásico de la casa, el Yellow Label, y se muestra muy poderoso y elegante en cata.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
Satisfying and impressively wrought example with a nervy, stylish nose, all lemons, apple pie and sea breeze. These characters magnify in the mouth and keep going. Long, salty lemon finish.
I like the toasty complexity here, with quince, dried apples, lemon pie, brioche, honey, walnut and nougat. Creamy and layered, with a medium body and soft bubbles. Delicious nut and pastry notes. 50% pinot noir with 30% chardonnay and 20% meunier. Made only from reserve wines from 1990, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. Dosage 3g/l. Disgorged on November 2018. This is the second edition. Delicious now.
One of the most interesting wines in the Veuve Cliquot portfolio is the NV Extra-Brut Extra Old, a blend of reserve wines from 2010 back to 1988—though the latter only represents some 2% of the assemblage—that spent three years in foudre before tirage, followed by three years sur lattes before disgorgement. Opening in the glass with a complex bouquet of toasted nuts, candied peel, orchard fruit, peach and smoke, it's medium to full-bodied, rich and saline, with a textural profile, lively acids and a long finish.
A new approach for this producer, this Champagne is almost dry and has also had six years' aging before release. The result is a taut, nervy and well-structured wine that is wonderfully crisp. Great acidity and citrus flavors add to the effect. Drink now.