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2004 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut Rosé La Grande Dame
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Community Tasting Notes 4
isaacjamesbaker wrote: (94 points)
October 21, 2014 - Veuve Clicquot Dinner (Boss Shepherd's - Washington DC): Vibrant copper-salmon-orange color, a bit deeper in color than the 2004 Brut Rosé. Such aromatic complexity, it really takes time to open up and show its true stuffing: strawberries, apricot, red apple peel, limestone, oyster shell, sea breeze, biscuits and a hint of smoke. Tart acid on the palate, this is an intense wine but it maintains an elegant posture despite itself. Red cherries, currants and wild strawberries play off of minerals, chalk, oyster shell. Lovely toast and brioche, I get some really interesting notes that I can’t quite place, something like barley and sweet onions, but whatever it is I love it. Time coaxes out all sorts of complexity. A beautiful wine, but decades away from maturity. The Pinot in here comes from the Clos Colin plot of Bouzy, so it was fascinating to taste this wine alongside the still 2013 Clos Colin Pinot Noir.
ach816 Likes this wine: (92 points)
April 20, 2014 - See: Medium watermelon, with tinges of light orange.
Smell: Candied cherry, fennel fronds, brioche, dried strawberry, button mushroom, white pepper. Subtle, layered, balanced.
Taste: M+ body, with a glossy, silken texture. The M/M+ acidity is seamless and integrated, with an elegant but sprightly bead. Finish is delicate and long, with notes of toast, grilled meat, raspberry and angel food cake.
Wish I had more bottles to see if it picks up more depth on the midpalate with time...which I am sure it will.1 person found this helpful Comment
June 5, 2013 - Well this is just a monster. Big, powerful, very tense on the palate, needs some bottle age. But it is all there, tasty stuff.1 person found this helpful Comment
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9/23/2013 (link) 92 points
(Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut Rosé La Grande Dame) Light copper orange color with steady, tiny bubbles; savory, sauteed sweet Vidalia onions, smoke turkey, chopped ham nose; tasty, savory, vinous, sauteed sweet Vidalia onion, hopped ham, smoked turkey, mineral palate with near medium acidity; medium-plus finish (good pairing with pink fleshed fish, smoked fish, prosciutto, smoked duck) 92+ points
- Vintage 2004
- Type Rosé - Sparkling
- Producer Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin
- Varietal Champagne Blend
- Designation Brut Rosé La Grande Dame
- Vineyard n/a
- Country France
- Region Champagne
- SubRegion n/a
- Appellation Champagne
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- In Cellars 23 (96%)
- Consumed 1 (4%)