Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old 2
In 2013, the Veuve Clicquot cellar master created a unique blend composed exclusively from reserve wines, in order to express the quintessence of Yellow Label and paying tribute to Madame Clicquot and her innovative and visionary process. Thus was born the Extra Brut Extra Old cuvée, a particularly singular champagne.
In 2019, Veuve Clicquot unveiled a second blending to the Extra Brut Extra Old cuvée collection. Extra Brut Extra Old 2 is a complex, nuanced blend of eight of the House’s prestigious reserve wines – 1990, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012, aged for a minimum of five years. Pinot Noir dominates the blend (45%) and provides the structure that is so typically Clicquot, followed by Chardonnay (27%) that adds finesse and elegance essential in a perfectly balanced wine, and then Meunier (28%) that rounds out the blend. The aging potential is more than 15 years.
On the eye: Extra Brut Extra Old 2 bestows an exquisite gold color with exceptionally fine bubbles.
On the nose: Ripe fruits, Frangipane.
On the palate: The initial taste is powerful and smooth. That smoothness, another characteristic of the House, is supported by the lighter effervescence that often accompanies older Champagnes. After the initial taste, three qualities emerge: freshness, minerality and purity.
Intense and powerful, yet fresh and smooth, Extra Brut Extra Old’s flexibility and character makes it a beautiful adaptable wine, an ideal pairing for both light and rich flavor foods.
Smoked meat, lobster risotto, foie gras, dry aged cheeses.