(roughly 50% pinot noir, 30% chardonnay and 20% pinot meunier; Lot 14009913): Light gold. Musky orchard fruits and dried fig on the mineral-accented nose. Fleshy and broad on the palate, offering smoky pear and nectarine flavors and a hint of honey. Finishes on a gently spicy note, with very good cling and a touch of bitter lemon pith. Things have definitely begun to turn around for this bottling, which had been lagging behind the winery’s vintage offerings for some time.
A smoky note of roasted nut is subtly woven with the baked apple, lemon meringue and fennel seed flavors in this vibrant Champagne, with a refined, creamy mousse. Drink now through 2020. -AN
Veuve Clicquot has more complexity than many champagnes in this price range. It has a subtle yeasty, toasty complexity on top of the full fruit flavors from the base wines.
Wonderful champagne. The taste is subtle and delicate. Beautifully refreshing. If you wait a year or two, you will enjoy it even more. Worth every penny.
Not my type of a champagne. For some reason this has a little bit of a bitter taste. Don't know why it is priced so high every where.
Great Champagne. Very satisfied. In my opinion the very best value out there on a quality champagne shipped from a great company. Just ordered my second case. We all really enjoy this one much better than champagnes that cost 3 times as much.
Wine Maker Notes
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin is both a champagne house in Reims, France, and a brand of premium champagne. Founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron, Veuve Clicquot played an important role in establishing champagne as a favored drink of haute bourgeoisie and nobility throughout Europe. The 1811 comet vintage of Veuve Clicquot is theorized to have been the first truly "modern" Champagne due to the advancements in the méthode champenoise which Veuve Clicquot pioneered through the technique of remuage.