Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV
"The popularity of this big house classic is undeniable, and the showy brand and style are a huge pleasure statement. The Champagne offers plenty of power and intensity - gently herbtinged aromas, some white flowers, citrus and intense chalkiness. The palate delivers signature richness Chef de Cave Dominic Demarville has a vision splendid for Veuve NV: to lift it to the very top of the quality tree by only declaring two vintage years in every decade, thus deliberately pushing more high quality wine into the NV. There is still a transition going on, and we are yet to see how he has a crystal ball to guess which two years he should select for vintage. But this blend of around 50% pinot noir, 30% chardonnay and 20% pinot meunier has a palette of untold numbers of wines, selecting anything up to 500 in the Veuve jigsaw puzzle. The wine has great finesse and length, with a most attractive mix of fruit (dominant) and brioche, the lingering finish with a neatly judged phenolic grip that draws out the aftertaste. Serious stuff.
James Halliday, The Wine Companion 94/100
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92 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating