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About Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin was founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron, but it was his daughter-in-law, Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin who would catapult it to greatness. The empire that Madam Clicquot built now includes 360 hectares of vines, including 12 of the 17 Grand Crus in Champagne.
86 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2005
($86) Orange-tinged pink color. Aromas of smoky cherry, strawberry preserves and rooty sassafras are accented by dried spices (bay, tarragon). A fairly rich style, with full body and substantial weight. Shows creamy orange and cocoa flavors, with suggestions of toffee and maple on the back. This dense, powerful Champagne will stand up to rich food but may be a bit overwhelming as an aperitif.