1995 Veuve Clicquot "Gold Label Reserve" Brut Champagne 1.5L

SKU #1057275 93 points Wine & Spirits

 No tasting note given.  (12/ 2001)

91 points Wine Spectator

 Dense and concentrated, this bubbly delivers its flavors on a racy profile, with plenty of intensity. Picks up a ginger note toward the finish. Drink now through 2008.  (10/ 2002)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Pear, peach, lemon zest and warmed nuts on the nose; showed soft citrus notes of orange and tangerine with aeration. Fresh, frothy and bright, with a fairly full dosage and strong fruit. A large-scaled Champagne, but strong acidity keeps it brisk and firm. Long, lemony aftertaste. Really blossomed in the glass.  (12/ 2001)

K&L Notes

The year 1995 was marked by a mild winter and a hot summer that, nevertheless, had frequent rains leading to a lot of concern about rot. Luckily, the late summer and early autumn were sunny, and lead to an almost universal vintage declaration. A magnum makes any occasion special, and this is no ordinary magnum of Champagne. This Champagne is composed of 58% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 9% Meunier. With a white gold color and a very open nose of warm hazelnuts and honey, this is great Champagne to smell. It is equally open and very rich on the palate without being heavy. I disagree with the Wine Spectator, this wine is very zippy and fresh and still has time in hand to evolve. I would drink my magnums of this before 2020. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)

Share |
Price: $159.00

Real Time Inventory by location:

The item you have chosen is not in stock in our retail stores or within our main warehouse.

Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup. For a detailed explanation click here.

Product Reviews:

Add your own review of this item

Additional Information:

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose. View our bestselling Champagne.