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Veuve Clicquot Extra Old - An "ultra beautiful" Hidden Gem

*Contains aged reserve wines from icon vintages including 1990, 1999 & 2008*
*A hidden gem in the Veuve Clicquot portfolio*
*Superb value for the quality*


We are delighted to offer cases of one of the most interesting under-the-radar and perhaps under-valued Champagnes in the portfolio of Veuve Clicquot, the Extra Old Serie 3. A blend of eight vintages: 1990, 1998, 1999, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014, this is much more than your standard non-vintage, and a Champagne of complexity and nuance with a spectacular capacity to age. It one of those rare Champagnes that, whisper it, probably should cost a lot more.


Veuve Clicquot has one of the largest collections of reserve wines in Champagne, which means it can craft expectational cuvees such as this. With eye-catching vintages included, such as 1996, 1999, 2008 and 2012, the quality level here is extremely high and that means an excellent score and note from Richard Juhlin, who found it “stylish” and “ultra-beautiful”.


Given the age and quality of the reserve wines in the blend, Veuve Cliquot Extra Old is a Champagne that probably should be better known and much more expensive. For the moment, it remains a hidden gem, an inside tip to be snapped up by those in the know.


NV Veuve Clicquot, Extra Old Serie 3
£295 per case (6*75cl OC) in bond 
88-92 points Richard Juhlin
Reserve wines from 1990, 1998, 1999, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 and the main part from 2014 aged 2 years together in a new tank and then another fermentation in bottle for three years. Then disgorged in 2022 and rested for another year before the wine leaves Reims. Very nice and stylish champagne. It would have liked to have a few more grams of dosage for my taste, but the sea tones and the appetizing minerality are ultra beautiful. Here there is a small yellow spring floral note together with citrus that gives a feeling of thirst-quenching mineral water with a slice of lemon on a hot summer day. (2023)
Offered subject to final confirmation. Available from our cellars in London

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