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1985 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Rose Rare Vintage
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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.

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1985 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Rose Rare Vintage

Producer: Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin
Style: Sparkling
Grape Type: Champagne Blend
Origin: France
Region: Champagne

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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2009

($100) Copper-colored, with a slow bead. Musky aromas of dried cherry, underbrush, truffle and wilted rose. Broad, gently sweet red berry and orange pith flavors are nicely concentrated and fully evolved, with notes of porcini and toasted nuts adding complexity. There's a faint note of oloroso sherry that gains strength with air and carries through the persistent, smoky finish. This mature Champagne won't appeal to everybody and demands rich food, like a roasted bird in mushroom sauce. (Moet Hennessy USA, New York, NY)

93 Points | Wine Spectator

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Champagne-making is the highly refined art of blending base wines into a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. These component wines come from different grape varieties (the white grape Chardonnay and the red varieties Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) and from different villages and vineyards. And because only four or five harvests per decade...
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