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1988 Veuve Clicquot - Rare Vintage Champagne Blend - France - Champagne - White - Grand Cru

France - Champagne

White Champagne Blend - Grand Cru
Producer Notes

Upon the early death of her husband, the widow Clicquot took the reins of the family Champagne business, transforming it into one of the world's most recognized brands. Among her many successes, she is attributed with the invention of the riddling table, enabling the mass production of Champagne. Today there are 382 hectares of vineyards farmed by Clicquot, which although widely distributed are... More »

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Comm: 2012-2014 VF: 1993-2008

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 129
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Source Richard Juhlin
Author Rollieb
Site / Blog   Trust Rating
Tasted On 02/24/2015
Drink Dates 2015

Corks were in good shape. The color of the wine was a deep golden color almost like a sherry in color. The nose was rich and toasty. The flavor was also rich, toasty and aged. Very rich in flavor and paired wondefully with the Gougeres. The second bottle was on the edge of being musty and slightly oxidized which tells me that I need to consume the remaining 3 bottles in the next few months before they pass their peak.

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Author JCashman
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.248%
Tasted On 10/18/2014

way past its prime. Hard to evaluate

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Author TheRhoneStore
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 88.889%
Tasted On 11/26/2013

Rich nose of honey, baked pear, almonds, lees, floral. Fresh and layered, with flavors of almond, sweet baked bread, light coffee, strawberry, cocoa powder, and a hint of smoke. Excellent.

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Author coffeemuse
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.857%
Tasted On 10/02/2012

Plenty of fruit, slight toast notes. Aging beautifully

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Author darvid
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 01/08/2011
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Pale rose-gold color with subtle bead. Powerful, linear oxidative and lemon aromas gradually expanded to include honeysuckle, caramel, lime and brioche. In the mouth, signs of age in the lower register with strong acid keeping it fresh and vibrant up top. Barely medium weight (in the style of many 1988s), but it works well with or without food. Long finish.

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Author Dana G77
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.707%
Tasted On 05/06/2010

Bottle heat damaged.

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Author cinnamon
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.989%
Tasted On 12/05/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2013

This bottle was tight and youngish at first. After 30 mins it starts to sing beautifully. Tropical fruits, sweet apples, yeast everything in perfect balance and very complex. No rush to drink this wine based on how fresh this bottle was.

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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 94.805%
Tasted On 08/03/2009

i may have received a dud bottle. the taste was 1 dimensional -- ALL toast, no fruit. was very disappointed in this. NV veuve was much better

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