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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
89065222,431
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
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
08/31/2011

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 for perfect balance.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The NV Brut offers up attractive notes of smoke, tar, rich ripe pears and flowers in a medium to full-bodied style. There is a good measure of persistence, although the wine could use a little more polish on the finish. This is Lot 14009913, disgorged between December, 2007 and January, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Round, ripe and lemony, it's more like a very good California sparkler than fine Champagne. Tasty, fruity and approachable, but missing the refinement and the texture that elevates the very top Champagnes.


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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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