Vintage Champagne 1992 & 1993: Panel tasting results

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Champagnes disgorged earlier in their lives fared better than those disgorged later, but both the 1992 and 1993 vintages were praised for standing the test of time. See the 21 Champagnes that received an Outstanding or Highly Recommended rating...
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Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Reserve 1993 (magnum, disgorged June 2001)

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Reserve 1993 (magnum, disgorged June 2001)
A liquid lesson in how some Champagnes do not simply evolve, but can totally transform themselves. This 1993 began with a far-too-dominant malolactic character with coarse, peppery fruit underneath; it lacked finesse, showed little class and within a year of release its malo character had intensified, becoming vulgar and buttery. Critics could be forgiven for writing it off, yet there was promise if given sufficient time and, sure enough, it now shows remarkable class. Produced by the recently retired, already legendary, Jacques Peters, this vintage is a blend of 35% Chardonnay, 62% Pinot Noir and 3% Pinot Meunier, with a dosage of 9g/l.
Decanter average score 18.75pts/20 (95+/100pts)
Price N/A UK veuve-clicquot.com
Drink 2013–2020
Alc 12%

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