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Veuve Cliqout Ponsardin Brut NV

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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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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Editorial Reviews for Veuve Cliqout Ponsardin Brut

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,795
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
112,549
2.00 5
02/05/2008

Acidic and fruity. Decent bubbles, but very soft.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
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
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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
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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
01/29/2009

Demi-Sec is blended largely from Pinot Noir with Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier as well as reserve wines. The liqueur d'expedition (carefully prepared and dosed with 45 g per litre by our oenologists) gives it a sweeter yet still very fresh


External Review
02/12/2009

Veuve Clicquot Demi Sec is creamy, with a touch of sweetness. Veuve Clicquot's Demi-Sec (the classic accompaniment to dessert) is equally pleasing as an apTritif. This stylish blend is evocative of the wine Madame Clicquot herself produced in


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

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.


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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.


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.


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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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