There'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. –BS
The standard-bearer, which, for many people, defines the classic taste of Champagne. Rich, round, lemony fruit fills the mouth, and there is a refreshing, lightly bitter, yeasty finish of citrus rind. P.G.
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.
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.