91 Points Robert Parker
The pink-orange colored 2008 Vintage Brut Rosé (disgorged March 2015) offers a very delicate, clear and elegant bouquet with juniper flavors. Clear, elegant and fresh on the palate, this is a round and well-structured, yet still very young Rosé with fine tannins and a nice grip in the finish. This is a refreshing palate cleanser that needs food or another 10-20 years to shine. Try it with pata negra or traditional Japanese dishes.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Stephan Reinhardt. June, 2016
94 Points Tyson Stelzer
It’s in Clicquot’s red wine facilities that I’ve encountered some of the most transcendental red wines in all of
Champagne, but as they’re reserved exclusively as rosé blending components, I’ve wished there were some way
for the world to experience these enthralling wines. It took a vintage of the beguiling transparency of 2008 to
provide the window. Two years after release, it has evolved to a subtly copper shade of salmon, its primary red
cherry and red apple fruit and rose petals morphing into a spectrum of spice, tomato, sage and toasted brioche.
Bright 2008 acidity and fine, salty chalk mineral structure hold strong amidst the body and presence of pinot noir
from some of Champagne’s finest crus. The true mastery of red winemaking in Champagne is tannin texture, and
this wine is a case study in how it’s done: so subtly that it does nothing to interrupt the profound chalk minerality
of an elegant season, yet simultaneously furnishes the understated grip that promises enduring potential. Charged
by a lightning bolt of brilliant acidity, the signature of this classic season, this is a vintage for the long haul.
Source: Tyson Stelzer.