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Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Vintage Brut Champagne Label Slightly Cellar Damaged 1985

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Tasting Notes: The effervescence of the Rare Vintage Rosé 1985 is fine and long-lasting. The nose is extremely complex and is dominated by a combination of ripe red fruit, mild spices and leather, accompanied by aromas of undergrowth. Composition: This vintage is composed of 17 Grand and Premier Crus and is dominated by the strength and fullness of black grapes. 49% Pinot Noir 14.5% Pinot Meunier 36.5% Chardonnay Occasion: Rare Vintage Rosé 1985 is the ideal complement for main dishes including poultry, veal and lamb, game birds and fish. It also goes well with creamy cheeses, such as Brillat-Savarin or Chaource, or very mature hard cheeses, including Cantal or Salers.

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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: Philip James
112,549
5.00 5
06/04/2009

Light cherry color (made via skin contact instead of blending, as is usually done). This keeps the wine fruitier. Medium yeast and good acidity along with a strikingly sharp honeysuckle flavor. Overall this wine really wowed me. Softer finish, where the wine smooths out.


5.00 5
02/19/2010

Super crisp, with great cherry and raspberry flavors and acidity well in balance. A wonderfully crafted wine.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
0.00 5
11/13/2009

Faint sweet honey and flowers on the nose. Gigantic bubbles on the tongue, extremely crisp and dry but with a sweeter edge than most nice Champagnes I've had. The finish leaves a lovely sweetness on the font of the mouth, while the back remains bone dry - and jealous.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.00 5
06/04/2009

Golden yellow hue and a slightly bretty nose (good). Very bad weather in this vintage led to very low yields and a unique wine. High acidity, and a rich, loud, aggressive wine. Soft finish, but the nose and flavor profile until that is intense. Very burgundian.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
5.00 5
02/19/2010

Beautiful cherry notes on the nose. Raspberries and cherry flavors dominate. A soft wine with medium acidity, enough sugars to keep it balanced. Fantastic.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
09/27/2009

Tried along with the '88 Brut Blanc. This wine, while still rich and powerful, was much softer than the blanc, with flavors of redcurrants and a smooth, creamy feel.


Snooth User: HavingFun
869578156
4.50 5
09/27/2011

Very intense on the nose! You could see the age from that! Nice on the palate with with loads of bubbles .. Good quality, well balanced , not firm on the palate! Beauty


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Tasting Notes: The effervescence of the Rare Vintage Rosé 1985 is fine and long-lasting. The nose is extremely complex and is dominated by a combination of ripe red fruit, mild spices and leather, accompanied by aromas of undergrowth. Composition: This vintage is composed of 17 Grand and Premier Crus and is dominated by the strength and fullness of black grapes. 49% Pinot Noir 14.5% Pinot Meunier 36.5% Chardonnay Occasion: Rare Vintage Rosé 1985 is the ideal complement for main dishes including poultry, veal and lamb, game birds and fish. It also goes well with creamy cheeses, such as Brillat-Savarin or Chaource, or very mature hard cheeses, including Cantal or Salers.

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