1990 Veuve Clicquot 'Cave Privée' Brut Rosé Champagne
The 1990 vintage Cave Privee Rose is imposing. It was a year that fulfilled all of the Cellar Master’s wishes, with the wine prepared under conditions close to perfection, before it was laid into the cellar to mature in all its majesty. The color is attention-getting, with remarkably luminous and sustained glints of copper, and the nose is explosive, with aromas that burst from the glass. It is a blend of 47% Pinot Noir, 9% Pinot Meunier and 27% Chardonnay with the addition of 17% red wine from Bouzy.
Climatically, the year was similar to 1989. After a damp, mild winter, the buds burst almost a month early. The vineyards were therefore at risk from spring frost, which came in two waves on the 5th and 19th April, affecting almost 12,000 hectares. The flowering came in the first two weeks of June, in cooler weather.
With July, summer came to last. If temperature and rainfall were normal, the hours of sunshine were by comparison, quite exceptional: almost 2,100 hours, a record for the last 30 years.
On the eye: Deep pink colour with coppery glints Smooth, delicate bubbles
On the nose: Morello cherries Gingerbread Liquorice
Lamb, Iberian Ham, Italian Ham, Breton lobster, Duck.
Vinous - "Veuve Clicquot's 1990 Brut Cave Privée Rosé is utterly exquisite. A dazzling, vinous wine, the 1990 graces the palate with superb depth and power. Layers of perfumed, spiced fruit build to a crescendo of aromas and flavors that make it impossible to resist a second taste. Readers lucky enough to find the 1990 can look forward to years of exceptional drinking. What a pleasure it is to see the 1990 Cave Privée Rosé showing so well."
Wine Spectator - "An ethereal rosé, still fresh and persistent, with rich flavors of briny oyster shell, cognac and dried strawberry, accented by hints of exotic ground spice. Soft and creamy on the palate, presenting a fine, subtle bead that leads to a lightly smoked finish. Drink now through 2024"
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