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1990 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame
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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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1990 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame

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

Expert Reviews

96 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2000

Rich, multidimensional, highly aromatic nose of pear, red berries, apple, honey, toast and spice. Extremely rich and concentrated, with its medium to full body leavened by bright citrus notes and compelling minerality. Great inner-mouth aromas. Conveys an impression of powerful yet remarkably fine raw materials. The spicy finish offers exceptional persistence and richness.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Excellent & still going strong
12/02/2007
by Zeigler12519335
I was concerned that the 1990 has matured and some have said it seems tired, however I just had a properly cellared bottle that was rich, complex & flavorful and still very fresh & lively. Cellaring conditions really matter for this fantastic vintage that has quite a few years to go.
1990 Veuve Cliquot La Grande Dame
01/07/2003
by TAJ
Multi-layered, rich and vibrant. An exceptional Champagne.
amazing
01/16/2001
by whiner51
HUGE, almost creamy, champagne. Ultra-complex. Maybe a bit too full-bodied for some, but wow, is it elegant. Does dances around Dom Perignon.
Not a Favorite, but...
01/11/2000
by Cabernet5465
It's always interesting to drink "grande marque" Champagne from one of the larger houses. This, apparently is a current release, and it's what we drank to celebrate the millenium. This was a gift, and I'm not sure where the wine came from or how it was stored, but it seemed tired. I like a little more vibrancy in my bubbles.

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