Veuve Clicquot Brut Vintage Reserve 1996
By Christian Eedes, 12 June 2012
Happy birthday to Zoë, our eldest daughter who turned three yesterday. To celebrate the occasion mum, dad and Nana opened a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut Vintage Reserve 1996. Light gold in colour with a fine but not particularly energetic mousse. It had plenty of developed character – yeasty, bread-like notes, honey, nuts – on nose and palate but also some red apple and bright acidity. At its peak for me but still a classy drop. Score: 16.5/20.