Original
359 Ratings
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Rose Champagne

Wine Details

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Sparkling

Region

France

Wine Description

Tasting Notes: The Chardonnay in the Vintage Blanc 2002 gives this wine a refined mineral flavor accompanied with pleasant flowery notes of acacia. Aerating the wine reveals hints of yellow-fleshed fruit and pastries such as brioche and marzipan. These give way to delicately spicy aromas, followed by elegant notes of licorice and high-bred teas. Composition: The blend includes only 17 Crus, which are either Grand or Premier Crus including Verzenay, Ludes, Ay and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. 60% Pinot read more...Tasting Notes: The Chardonnay in the Vintage Blanc 2002 gives this wine a refined mineral flavor accompanied with pleasant flowery notes of acacia. Aerating the wine reveals hints of yellow-fleshed fruit and pastries such as brioche and marzipan. These give way to delicately spicy aromas, followed by elegant notes of licorice and high-bred teas. Composition: The blend includes only 17 Crus, which are either Grand or Premier Crus including Verzenay, Ludes, Ay and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. 60% Pinot Noir 7% Pinot Meunier 33% Chardonnay Occasion: Try the Vintage Blanc 2002 with bass tartare, poached turbot served on a bed of fresh pasta, or roasted chicken with candied citrus fruits. (hide)

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/2009
  • Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 12/15/2003
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    Not always consistent over the years, this latest version is young yet rich, fruity yet layered and a bit narrow yet deep enough to be convincing. More than that, it impresses today for its foamy, mouthfilling bubbles and long, lemony aftertaste. It can stand a bit of bottle age to gain a more rounded and complex patina, and, whether enjoyed now or later, it will be at home with either of platter of fresh-shucked oysters.
  • International Wine Cellar
    Bright, pale color. Initially reticent nose opened to reveal lemon, apple, mandarin orange, minerals and fresh herbs. Dry, bright and frothy, but with only moderate concentration and depth of flavor. Seems rather light-bodied for a wine from this house, but still a major improvement over a bottle I tasted last fall. Finishes with notes of apple skin and stony minerality.