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Veuve Cliqout Ponsardin Brut NV

Winemaker's Notes:

NV | FRANCE | Champagne

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

Editorial Reviews for Veuve Cliqout Ponsardin Brut

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,112
3.50 5
12/16/2009

With a slightly cheesy note on the nose that, along with the patissiere tones, recalls cheese Danish this offers good complexity with ample yellow fruit and floral tones. Classic Veuve on the palate, a touch sweet, soft, caressing and easy with plenty of yellow fruit in a somewhat simple package. 88pts


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Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,856
3.00 5
07/17/2007

A good quality Champagne... but don't get caught in the marketing hype. Sometimes it can be extremely yeasty on the nose and palate. I prefer the French-market version, which you can find in magnums here in the US.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
2.00 5
02/05/2008

Acidic and fruity. Decent bubbles, but very soft.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.50 5
09/04/2007

Rather nutty and slighty yeasty nose. I'm not a real Champagne fan, but this is one of my favorites - not too much yeast and not too acidic. I like it.


Snooth User: hershey
31882430
4.00 5
01/07/2008

Very nice brioche toast nose. Bright and lively dry fruits on the mouth, and green apple notes on the medium finish.


Snooth User: gpnguyen
34741108
4.00 5
11/14/2007

Crisp and bubbly...delicious!


Snooth User: TasteDC
3148465
3.00 5
09/15/2007

This is a great Aperitif Champagne - not too rich and yeasty, but elegant, crisp and citrusy, wonderful with fried foods!


Snooth User: bdiskin
3871243
3.50 5
12/14/2007

Good champagne, if you can find it at a good price. I wouldn't pay $42/bottle for it.


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External Reviews for Veuve Cliqout Ponsardin Brut

External Review
06/26/2007

The classic big, full-bodied, non-vintage Champagne. Cheers!


External Review
06/20/2007

The big, full-bodied, non-vintage Champagne in a half-bottle. Cheers!


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
02/05/2013

Gelb mit goldenen Reflexen, kraftvoll und komplex, schöne Harmonie und angenehme Frische mit Noten von Früchten und Brioche.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
12/28/2013

A whimsical play on fruit and spice, this is delicate enough to hint at an orange blossom scent and meaty enough to serve with cured sausages. It bristles with acidity over red fruit, lasting on heady complexity.


External Review
10/11/2013

Grapes from as many as 50 to 60 different crus go to the blending of Brut Yellow Label: 50-55% Pinot Noir, 15-20% Pinot Meunier, and 28-33% Chardonnay. First, Brut Yellow Label looks beautiful: golden-yellow, with a foaming necklace of tiny bubbles. Next it is so pleasing to the nose: initially reminiscent of white fruits and raisins, then of vanilla and later of brioche. Note the fine balance between the fruity aromas coming from the grape varieties and the toasty aromas following the ageing in the bottle.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

The ideal temperature for a nomadic lifestyle... Just like a wet suit, the Clicquot Ice Jacket covers your bottle of Brut Yellow Label, keeping your champagne as cool as it should be. It is the perfect fit, wrapping the bottle with its hi-tech styling and more than a touch of ’haute couture’. Slide in your bottle of Brut Yellow Label, cooled to tasting temperature, and it will stay fresh for two hours, wherever your may be..


External Review
11/09/2012

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label is a perfect example of harmony between delicacy and power. Dominated by Pinot Noir, this wine has a firm structure, rounded with a touch of Pinot Meunier. Nearly a third of Chardonnay gives it the elegance and finesse needed.


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The first sip delivers all the freshness and forcefulness so typical of Yellow Label with asymphony of fruit tastes following on. Here is a true member of the powerful Brut family, well structured, admirably vinous. The lingering aromas echo and re-echo, with each fruit or spice note distinct. Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label manages to reconcile two opposing factors - forcefulness and finesse - and to hold them in perfect balance. This consistent power to please makes it ideal as an aperitif, and perfect as the Champagne to enjoy with a meal.

<p>Widow Clicquot was a master craftsman who was exclusively devoted to &nbsp;Champagne. The Clicquot brand only signs wines which are completely elaborated by the cellar master, Jacques Peters. Grapes must be picked by hand throughout the Champagne region.</p>

Dietary Information: Organic

Closure: Crown Cap


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