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Professional Ratings: 94 Wine Spectator
Region: Champagne, France
Varietal: Rosé Sparkling Wine
Other Info: Collectible Wines
Item no. 90854
About the Cellar Box
True to its innovative spirit, Veuve Clicquot commissioned Pablo Reinoso, a creator acclaimed by architects for his city lights and interior designers for his contemporary furnishings, to develop the appropriate vessel to encase the Rare Vintages. The result is Reinoso's high-tech Cellar Box, a case that embodies modern design while preserving the Rare Vintage wines in the best possible conditions; reusable and stackable.
Recognizing the principle that the best years yield vintages that are unique wines—masterpieces that travel through time—Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin has delved into its cellars and come up with treasures dating back to 1985 and 1988.
Made using 17 Grands and Premiers Crus, Rare Vintage Rosé 1985 is dominated by the strength and fullness of the black grapes. It has a lively amber pink robe with copper tints and fine, lingering bubbles. The nose is complex, with full flavors of ripe red fruit, sweet spices, leather and undergrowth. In the mouth, Rare Vintage Rosé 1985 has plenty of lasting structure with a remarkable aromatic finish. This exquisite wine produces unique sensations and leaves an unforgettable impression.
"A fine example of a mature Rose Champagne. From a stellar vintage, this has mellowed to a burnished copper hue, featuring warm autumn aromas and flavors of perserved berries, wood smoke and roasted walnuts. It's all backed by a firm structure and a dry profile."