White - Sparkling

2008 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut Vintage

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  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 125

  • rsbeck wrote: 94 points

    July 12, 2020 - Popped, poured, consumed over next two hours. Refined mousse, excellent depth, concentration, amplitude, balance and complexity. Delicious. Likely to improve further with cellaring but drinking well right now. Will buy a few more.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Burgundy Al wrote:

    July 11, 2020 - Ravinia at Home (The Krengels - Bannockburn IL): Note from memory from last night. From magnum. Plenty of apple with good weight and textures. Good brightness, good now.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Purple Tooth wrote: 93 points

    July 9, 2020 - This is really nice for the price. Toasty with high tension, it improved by about 40% in the glass over a 1 hour period as it warmed up. A good sign for aging...I could see this developing more almond notes with time. Now its a wine that should be chilled to the fullest and slowly drank to allow the hidden notes to emerge...Drink or Hold for 2 years

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • Vancouver Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 1, 2020 - No formal tasting note-drank during long Saturday of lock down food and wine....

    Beautiful example of a great vintage. Lots of citrus, some stone fruit and plenty of autolytic complexity. the structure , tension and acidity of the great 2008 vintage are all there....

    Back of the bottle indicates disgorgement in March 2017 , so this spent 8 years (plus or minus) on its lees. The dosage is not indicated , but I am fairly certain this could be bottled as extra brut if they so chose...

    After three years post disgorgement this is still going strong and will easily last another 5 plus years in the cellar- likely gaining some complexity.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • frenchiecago Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 28, 2020 - This is actually much better than I expected, and it turns out to be quite a deal for such a vintage.
    It shows the characteristics of the vintage, classic, balanced, with underlying power and youth. It drinks extremely well right now, but it might be able to age a few more years too.
    Nothing unique or exciting, but it has everything I expect from a good Champagne.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Brut Vintage
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Codes 081753050207, 081753800697, 081753809591, 081753827052, 081753827069, 3049614159190, 3049614159633, 3049614160165

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 121 (3%)
  • In Cellars 3,433 (72%)
  • Consumed 1,197 (25%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Aperitif, Fish (tartare/poached), Oyster / Citrus, Parmesan biscuits, Poultry, Quail, Smoked eel, Veal

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100% Like It  77 votes

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