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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
89065217,192
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: colinrchorley
330901,228
4.50 5
02/17/2008

Really smooth, plenty of small bubbles and a very nice sweet taste which goes down so easily.


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!


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External Reviews for Veuve Cliqout Ponsardin Brut

External Review
06/20/2007

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


External Review
06/26/2007

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


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Thereandrsquo;s a tight, floral raspberry essence at the center of this wine, its fruitiness held by brisk, flinty acidity that keeps the finish mouthwatering. A firm wine for poached salmon.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Hints of toast and biscuit accent lightly honeyed flavors of quince, apple blossom and peach in this fresh and balanced Champagne. Thereandrsquo;s a stony underpinning, with a smoke-tinged finish. Drink now through 2013.


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
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

As fresh as biting into a crisp green apple, this wine rounds out the firm, limestone-inflected acidity of Champagne with the fullness of its dosage. Itandrsquo;s not sweet, but it has the richness of a meringue, finishing tense and sparkly. For aperitifs.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Thereandrsquo;s plenty of finesse in this smooth-textured Champagne, whose flavors evoke apricot, peach, vanilla pastry and mineral. Racy, with snappy acidity providing energy and driving the flavors to a long conclusion. Drink now through 2012.


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Tasting Notes:

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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