Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

Vintage Brut Champagne Blend

9.248 ratings
9.113 pro ratings
Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

Golden apples, toasted brioche citrus and a bit of orange peel

Golden apples, toasted brioche citrus and a bit of orange peel

Apr 5th, 2018
M. Christopher Roebuck

Wow

94+ points

Wow

94+ points

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2019
Aaron Tan

Third time having this, and as with previous run-ins, a solid bubble. Laser acidity but without any austerity. Rich nose of cream, apple, brioche, and some spice. Kinda like an apple pie. The palate brings about a wonderful freshness with citrusy focus, framed by gentle toasty and nutty notes. Salinity, while present, plays second fiddle to the fruit weight. Finishes quite dry (think they nailed the dosage here - 8 g/l) and long. Will probably benefit from cellaring. Another winner from the epic 08' vintage.

Third time having this, and as with previous run-ins, a solid bubble. Laser acidity but without any austerity. Rich nose of cream, apple, brioche, and some spice. Kinda like an apple pie. The palate brings about a wonderful freshness with citrusy focus, framed by gentle toasty and nutty notes. Salinity, while present, plays second fiddle to the fruit weight. Finishes quite dry (think they nailed the dosage here - 8 g/l) and long. Will probably benefit from cellaring. Another winner from the epic 08' vintage.

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2019
Jan Prasens

Jan had this a year ago

Jan had this a year ago

1 person found it helpfulJun 15th, 2019
Stephen Osgood

DG 11/2016

DG 11/2016

1 person found it helpfulOct 2nd, 2018
J D
8.8

Rich Pinot-driven style

Rich Pinot-driven style

Sep 16th, 2016
Riccardo L.

2008 buttery, herbal nose, complex

2008 buttery, herbal nose, complex

Aug 10th, 2016
Nico J. Snyman

Simple, too much dosage, overripe, one dimensional.

Simple, too much dosage, overripe, one dimensional.

Aug 10th, 2016
M. Christopher Roebuck

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

94 Points

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

94 Points

Jan 1st, 2020
Arden Barnett

Tonight I learned there is a lot more to that yellow label. What a night with Veuve Clicquot’s winemaker Pierre Casenave. Thanks Clare for making this happen!

Tonight I learned there is a lot more to that yellow label. What a night with Veuve Clicquot’s winemaker Pierre Casenave. Thanks Clare for making this happen!

Nov 9th, 2019