Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

Vintage Brut Champagne Blend

9.242 ratings
9.110 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
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.

Aug 31st, 2019
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
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
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
Sophia Griffith

Toasty (bready?) is my main memory of this one. Was happy to try a vintage of my favorite champagne, and this 2008 did not disappoint.

Toasty (bready?) is my main memory of this one. Was happy to try a vintage of my favorite champagne, and this 2008 did not disappoint.

Oct 14th, 2019
Joshua Chan

Can’t remember much. Pretty hazy night. But it was some good bubbles.

Can’t remember much. Pretty hazy night. But it was some good bubbles.

Jul 2nd, 2019
Drake Lovett

I bought this bottle for celebrating the end of my degree. Don't get me wrong, this is a fantastic wine, it should be for the $100 I paid for it. However, for the price difference between Spago Nero Prosecco and this wine, 100% spago nero. This wine is slightly less sweet and a bit more citrus, quite nice actually, but I might stick with prosecco, it will be a lot nicer on my wallet too 😅

I bought this bottle for celebrating the end of my degree. Don't get me wrong, this is a fantastic wine, it should be for the $100 I paid for it. However, for the price difference between Spago Nero Prosecco and this wine, 100% spago nero. This wine is slightly less sweet and a bit more citrus, quite nice actually, but I might stick with prosecco, it will be a lot nicer on my wallet too 😅

Jun 3rd, 2019
Илья Кузьмичев

МХ
Богатое, яркий аромат, полнотелое, хорошая кислотность, структура, продолжительный финиш.

МХ
Богатое, яркий аромат, полнотелое, хорошая кислотность, структура, продолжительный финиш.

Feb 12th, 2019
Stephen Osgood

DG 11/2016

DG 11/2016

Oct 2nd, 2018