Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label NV
Founded in 1772, Veuve Clicquot has since lived by it's motto, "Only one quality, the finest." "Yellow Label" is it's signature champagne, defining the Veuve Clicquot style through a perfect balance of strength, aromatic intensity, freshness and silkiness. The predominance of Pinot Noir provides the structure while the addition of 30 to 45% of priceless Reserve Wines will ensure the year on year consistency that is so typically Clicquot.
First, Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label looks beautiful; golden-yellow, with a foaming necklace of tiny bubbles. Next it is so pleasing on the nose: initially reminiscent of yellow and white fruits, the of vanilla and later brioche. Note the fine balance between the fruity aromas coming from the grape varieties and the toasty aromas, result of the three years of bottle aging. The first sip delivers all the freshness and strength so typical of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label with a sympthony of fruit tastes following on (pear, lemon). Here is a true member of the brut family, well strcutred, admirably vinous. The lingering aromas echo and re-echo, with each fruit or almond notes distinct.
Food Pairing: This champagne is perfect with street food such as burgers, wok, vegetables and maki. Pair with raw and crunchy; tartar, carpaccio, salad and juicy fruits. Continue with freshness and energy: early fruits and vegetables and citrus.
This fresh and balanced champagne is lightly toasted, with snappy acidity and a lively, creamy mousse carrying flavours of white cherry, pickled ginger and marcona almond. Offer saline-laced minerality. Wine Spectaor – 90 POINTS
Lemony richness on the nose, a stuck-match character that falls in with a lemon vanilla note. Toffee apple allure on the palate with chalky coolness and a savoury, nutty finish. Decanter – 94 POINTS
One of the most popular of all champagnes, this is now showing a freshness that wasn't always there. The crisp texture and green apple flavours give it an immediate drinkability as well as perfumed acidity and a vibrant aftertaste. Drink this bottling now. Wine enthusiast - 90 POINTS
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The Finer Details
Style - Champagne
Varietal - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
Country - France, Reims
Region - Champagne
Vintage - Non-Vintage
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 12.5%
Closure - Cork