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Veuve Clicquot 2002

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Wine Tasting Notes The 2002 vintage has a pale gold color with silver accents. It has a brilliant aspect and effervescence is lively and long-lasting. The nose is very open, pure and complex. The Chardonnay gives this wine a refined mineral flavor accompanied with pleasant flowery notes of acacia. Aerating the wine reveals hints of yellow-fleshed fruit and pastries (brioche, marzipan). These give way to delicately spicy aromas, followed by elegant notes of liquorice and high-bred teas. In the mouth the wine is silky and generous. The expectations promised by the nose are met and even exceeded as the complexity of this wine is superlative: simultaneously evoking fruity and floral, mineral and spicy notes, menthol and toastThis wine is quite simply dazzling with its wealth of aromas, and a deliciously long and powerful finish. This elegant vintage is already remarkably well-balanced, and it will continue to enchant the palate for at least 15 years. Meanwhile, this wine can accompany the most refined dishes. It is eminently suitable for the most original matches. Try it with bass tartare, poached turbot served on a bed of fresh pasta, or cappuccino of Bresse chicken with candied citrus fruits.

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Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin:
Founded in 1772, Veuve Clicquot is among the most prestigious Champagne Houses. Its extensive holdings, many originally purchased by Madame Clicquot, stretch throughout the top-rated areas of the Champagne region and are exceptional in size and quality. As in madame Clicquot's day, bottles age in the House's vast, vaulted cellars in Reims, portions of which were constructed some 2,00... Read more
Founded in 1772, Veuve Clicquot is among the most prestigious Champagne Houses. Its extensive holdings, many originally purchased by Madame Clicquot, stretch throughout the top-rated areas of the Champagne region and are exceptional in size and quality. As in madame Clicquot's day, bottles age in the House's vast, vaulted cellars in Reims, portions of which were constructed some 2,000 years ago by the Romans. The remarkable Madame Clicquot (1777-1866) is considered one of the first business-women of the modern era. Widowed in 1805 at the age of 27, Madame Veuve Clicquot (born Ponsardin) defied every convention of the day to take the helm of her late husband's small Champagne House. She personally supervised cellar activities and introduced innovative production techniques still used today. Champagne Veuve Clicquot is known internationally for its classically styled and full-bodied Champagne. Read less

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Snooth User: Champagne girl
34247773
2.50 5
01/19/2010

While this is NOT my favorite Champagne, it does offer consistency. There are many grower champagnes out there that deliver much more value for the price. That said, it offers complexity if not elegance. I find the mouthfeel to be rough, although the flavor is nice. Good finish, but I always wonder what makes this fly off the shelves in the US?


Snooth User: miztiffany
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5.00 5
11/11/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Veuve Clicquot

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe 2002 vintage has a pale gold color with silver accents. It has a brilliant aspect and effervescence is lively and long-lasting.The nose is very open, pure and complex. The Chardonnay gives this wine a refined mineral flavour accompanied with pleasant flowery notes of acacia. Aerating the wine reveals hints of yellow-fleshed fruit and pastries (brioche, marzipan). These give way to delicately spicy aromas, followed by elegant notes of liquorice and high-bred teas.In the mouth the wine is silky and generous. The expectations promised by the nose are met and even exceeded as the complexity of this wine is superlative: simultaneously evoking fruity and floral, mineral and spicy notes, menthol and toastThis wine is quite simply dazzling with its wealth of aromas, and a deliciously long and powerful finish.This elegant vintage is already remarkably well-balanced, and it will continue to enchant the palate for at least 15 years. Meanwhile, this wine can accompany the most refined dishes. It is eminently suitable for the most original matches. Try it with bass tartare, poached turbot served on a bed of fresh pasta, or cappuccino of Bresse chicken with candied citrus fruits.


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
06/25/2010

Ponsardin Vintage 2002 GV - Veuve Clicquot: Ponsardin Vintage 2002 GV - Champagner von Veuve ClicquotEin Sommer am Meer, das bietet der Ponsardin Vintage 2002 GV von Veuve Clicquot mit seinem blassgoldenen Farbton mit Silberreflexen. Dieser Vintage zeigt sich in der Nase sehr offen, rein und komplex. Durch seinen lebhaften, lang anhaltenden Schaum wird sein Glanz noch unterstrichen. Der hohe Anteil an Chardonnay verleiht ihm äußerst edle mineralische Noten und schöne blumige Nuancen. Ein Hauch der Akazie, ein sicherer Kokon fruchtiger Duftkomponenten, Früchte mit gelbem Fleisch, sowie feine Gebäcknoten, Hefegebäck und Mandelcreme, umgeben den in Bewegung gekommenen Champagner. Zum Finale hin gesellen sich milde Gewürznoten hinzu, die nach und nach rassigen Aromen, wie Süßholz oder kostbaren Tee, weichen. Sein Abgang ist lang und kraftvoll. Am Gaumen erweist sich der Vintage 2002 als weich und großzügig. Er übertrifft alle Erwartungen dank einer Komplexität, die eine einzigartige Vollkommenheit erreicht: fruchtig und blumig, mineralisch und würzig, Menthol und Geröstetes zugleich. Seine Vielfalt ist geradezu verblüffend. Über 15 Jahre lang wird uns dieser ausgewogene Vintage mit seiner außerordentlichen Eleganz bezaubern. Gewiss ist, dass er mit seinem Format ohne Abstriche die anspruchsvollsten Speisen begleiten kann. Der Vintage 2000 wird in einer Geschenkverpackung geliefert.Perfekt zu Barsch mit Mayonnaisesauce, zu pochiertem Steinbutt auf frischen Nudeln oder auch zu Poularden-Cappuccino mit kandierten Zitrusfrüchten zu servieren. Kenner wissen ihn indes auch als ansehnlichen Aperitif.Weingut: Veuve ClicquotLand: FrankreichRegion: ChampagneRebsorte: 60% Pinot Noir, 7% Pinot Meunier, 33% ChardonnayInhalt: 0,75 l Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 6-8°C Champagner - Sekt - Prickelndes > Frankreich > Champagne


External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

A blend of about twenty Premiers and Grands Crus, the Vintage has the power of Pinot Noir, balanced by the finesse and elegance of Chardonnay. It is the perfect expression of the House style, proving that champagne can be a great wine and, as such,



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Wine Tasting Notes The 2002 vintage has a pale gold color with silver accents. It has a brilliant aspect and effervescence is lively and long-lasting. The nose is very open, pure and complex. The Chardonnay gives this wine a refined mineral flavor accompanied with pleasant flowery notes of acacia. Aerating the wine reveals hints of yellow-fleshed fruit and pastries (brioche, marzipan). These give way to delicately spicy aromas, followed by elegant notes of liquorice and high-bred teas. In the mouth the wine is silky and generous. The expectations promised by the nose are met and even exceeded as the complexity of this wine is superlative: simultaneously evoking fruity and floral, mineral and spicy notes, menthol and toastThis wine is quite simply dazzling with its wealth of aromas, and a deliciously long and powerful finish. This elegant vintage is already remarkably well-balanced, and it will continue to enchant the palate for at least 15 years. Meanwhile, this wine can accompany the most refined dishes. It is eminently suitable for the most original matches. Try it with bass tartare, poached turbot served on a bed of fresh pasta, or cappuccino of Bresse chicken with candied citrus fruits.

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