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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.
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)