Veuve Clicquot, Brut Réserve Ponsardin Reims 1985

Veuve Clicquot Reserve Brut 1985

49% Pinot Noir; 36% Chardonnay; 14% Pinot Meunier.  A blend of grand cru and premier cru vineyards.

Antique bronze.  A broad, estery nose: slightly bruised white fruit, beeswax honeycomb, hints of apple cider and maple flavors, brazil nut.  Open and rich on the palate, medium full, with streaks of musk and bouillon: a mature fruit bowl of apple, pear, persimmon and fig.  Barb says “cream soda and orange-blossom honey”.  A citric acidity.  Gentle, lush and enriching mousse.  A fine, sparse bead of pin-prick bubbles.  Not the greatest depth and it runs a little fat but a good ’85 and holding up well.  The ’82 of this wine is a little more complex and will keep longer.  Drink soon (but no rush to drink).

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