Champagne Veuve Clicquot - Vintage Rich 2004 - 750ml
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Main Grape:Pinot Noir
Second Grape:Pinot Meunier
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 nots 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? nots of dried fruit (almonds hazelnuts) and pastries(brioche marzipan) take the lead crowned by a veil of sweet spices like vanilla. In the mouth the wine is lively and firm yet soft and velvety. The carefully chosen dosage provides a smooth elegant touch with no sense of heaviness. The flavours confirm the wealth of nots perceived on the nose with spicy fragrances resulting from the dosage. The finish is also contradictory with a structure that is based both on freshness and smoothness. This elegant well-balanced wine will delight the palate for at least the next 15 years and already from a culinary point of view its double personality is extremely interesting. Its freshness is the perfect foil for Asian cuisine(fish with fruit) while its velvety facet marries beautifully with foie gras. Whatever the choice spicy dishes can but enhance this delightful gastronomic wine.