This classical dry Champagne is a blend of two-thirds black grapes (Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) for body, balanced with one-third Chardonnay for elegance. It has a fine persistent sparkle and golden Champagne color. Lovely bouquet of fresh bread dough, chalk and vanilla. Ripe apple flavors laced with vanilla and pecan. Creamy finish with an enhancing note of autolysis.
-The anchor, the Christian symbol for hope and rigor, was chosen in 1798 by Philippe Clicquot, the founder of the House, as the cork brand, the only distinguishing mark in the era before labels. In keeping the anchor emblem throughout the centuries, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin remains faithful to the signs ans symbols of its roots. "Very light straw color. Mild mousse. Soft, pleasing bouquet is dominated by a green apple character, with additional notes of smoke and earth. Seems to be very well made on the palate, with a nice citrus and apple character. It’s a tad sweet, with good acidity, and nice overall balance. This Champagne has a strong palate presence. The finish is quite long with a honeysuckle note."