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Editorial Reviews for Veuve Cliqout Ponsardin Brut
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
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.
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.
Acidic and fruity. Decent bubbles, but very soft.
Very nice brioche toast nose. Bright and lively dry fruits on the mouth, and green apple notes on the medium finish.
Crisp and bubbly...delicious!
This is a great Aperitif Champagne - not too rich and yeasty, but elegant, crisp and citrusy, wonderful with fried foods!
Good champagne, if you can find it at a good price. I wouldn't pay $42/bottle for it.
External Reviews for Veuve Cliqout Ponsardin Brut
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..
The NV Brut Rosé is a straightforward, accessible wine to enjoy over the next year or two. With a little additional refinement in the tannins, this bottling might merit a slightly higher score. This is Lot 14009917, disgorged between December, 2006 and January, 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2008–2010.
Red fruit character comes forward in the aroma and initial flavors, enriching the taste and filling out the smoky complexity. Thereandrsquo;s a sweetness to that fruit balanced by a chalkiness, completely Champagne. Yellow Label is refined, super non-vintage Brut.
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.
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.
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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 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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