This new release from Veuve, slightly drier than the yellow label, is a multi-vintage cuvee made only from reserve wines from 1988, 1996, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010. A core of yellow apple and candied citrus with layers of brioche and stone fruits, this is all about freshness, generosity, and structure. Crisp clean and absolutely delicious. Caramelized Sea Scallops have never had a more perfect partner.
A new cuvée and an assemblage of reserve wines from 1988, 1996, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010 laid down in vats for three years, in bottle for another three, followed by a year's rest after disgorging. The freshness belies its age on the nose. This is still bursting with lemon citrus and peach stone fruits, pastry and gently spicy nuances. The palate has a mellow texture (lower pressure bottling at 4.5 atmospheres) and a seamless integration of glossy citrus and stone fruit flavors with biscuity, spicy and nutty complexity. Sweetness of time is all that's required as the dosage is a low 3g/l.WS92
An elegant, mineral-driven version, with the delicate bead carrying subtle flavors of black currant, mandarin orange peel, smoke and ground ginger, well-meshed to the firm, focusing frame of acidity. Offers a lithe, lingering finish.