Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut Vintage Rare Rosé
(1985 Vintage) Recognizing the principle that the best years yield vintages that are unique wines—masterpieces that travel through time—Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin has delved into its cellars and come up with treasures...
International Wine Cellar(1985 Vintage) 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.