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    Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine - Champagne, France

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    • WW92
    • W&S90
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com, 90 Wine Spectator, 90 Wine Enthusiast, 90 International Wine Cellar, 90 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Champagne, France

    Varietal: Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine

    Alcohol By Volume: 12%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 528

    Winemaker's Notes:

    A Champagne House is eventually judged on the quality of its Brut Non Vintage. It is in the making of such a wine that the true Art of Champagne blending reveals itself.

    This is an art in which the House of Veuve Clicquot excels. Our Brut Yellow Label reflects the superb vineyards we own and the consistent nature of our House style.

    The predominance of Pinot Noir provides the structure that is so typically Clicquot, while a touch of Pinot Meunier rounds out the blend. Chardonnay adds the elegance and finesse essential in a perfectly balanced wine.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Well-knit and balanced, with vibrant acidity framing hints of blackberry, white cherry, biscuit, honey and candied lemon zest. Offers a lightly smoky finish.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator

    One of the most familiar of Champagnes, the Yellow Label is finely made—a fruity while structured wine. It has both fresh and fragrant fruit as well as richness, a soft, creamy texture and bright acidity. There is no sense in bottle aging here—drink this wine because of its crispness.

    90 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Light gold. Musky orchard fruits and dried fig on the mineral-accented nose. Fleshy and broad on the palate, offering smoky pear and nectarine flavors and a hint of honey. Finishes on a gently spicy note, with very good cling and a touch of bitter lemon pith. Things have definitely begun to turn around for this bottling, which had been lagging behind the winery's vintage offerings for some time.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    User Reviews:

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    Rachel Mercer (9/28/2010)
    Obviously wine is subjective...but if you have an opportunity to sit through a blind tasting of similarly priced NV champagnes (whether from small growers or big negociants that buy their grapes from god-knows-where like this particular one) you may be surprised to find that this champagne is always ranked the least favorite. This house makes lots and lots of champagne--reminds me of similarly mass produced bubbly from Spain, the US, Australia, other parts of France. There is not the clean elegance that champagne's should have, nor is there the rich toastyness. Instead it smells of sulfur and is a bit dirty tasting with bubbles that are so-so. While i've certainly had worst sparkling, I'm giving this such a poor review because there are SOO many other good sparklings out there in a similar price range...and I've had $15 cava's that taste more like what a true champagne should taste like than this...but, oh, marketing. It wins people's hearts. If you read the other reviews people had this for a special reason--because it is a $40-$60 bottle of wine; to celebrate an engagement, a birth, an anniversary. I'm sure it was great for that...but it doesn't make it good wine.
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    Erol (9/26/2010)
    This review is obviouly reflective of my person palate. I have read the other reviews and can see some of the other descriptions as accurate but possibly a little over romanticized (which is fine because champagn is a romantic/in the moment type wine). My family had it on a Sunday afternoon for no special reason but to have a nice glass of champagne. This is a nice way to gage a wine because it is u and the wine...not New Years/Wedding/Anniversary. It is nutty and has a nice undertone of citrus (from what I could tell), but I thought it fell a little flat at the end and lacked the complexity & crispness I would expect frma decent bottle of champagne. Again, this is my experience, and I was a litte let down. I would recommend a Charles Heidsieck Brut or the ever dependable Moet & Chandon White Star as equal or leser price alternatives. Hope this helps!
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    Zinger (3/20/2011)
    One of my favorites. This is pretty much the only champagne I prefer to drink when I'm not looking to spend over $100 on a bottle. For extra-special occasions, I've been known to splurge on a bottle of Dom Perignon, but surprisingly, this champagne is just about as good, and most stores sell it for around $50. The flavor is one of the best I've tasted in this price range, and if you're going to spend the extra cash on some real champagne, you might as well shell out the $50 and get this. I could drink it everyday. Goes down smooth, very nice body and flavor...just perfect.
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    Larisa Martin (9/21/2010)
    My favorite champaign. There is no celebration without it!
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    JoeyJoey (9/27/2010)
    Ok, so when you have this under the Eiffel tower on your birthday with your wife on a 70 degree sunny day with no humidity it tastes fantastic. so, that changes the taste. I will not apologize.
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    Joe Bottani (9/24/2010)
    excellent champagne
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    Kathleen E. Mann (9/29/2010)
    Wonderful, not a connoissuer, but I know what I like
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    Wahoo Wine Fan (9/26/2010)
    This is hands down my favorite buy when it comes to Champagne. For a non-vintage Champagne, it really can't be beat.
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    Carrie Becker (9/28/2010)
    This champagne is timeless- dry but fruity, with a very crisp tang and a smooth finish. For a non-vintage, it can't be beat. My dad bought this when my fiance and I got engaged, and it was the perfect start to a wonderful night. Great for any celebration.
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    Bryan Osborne (9/23/2010)
    Not too dry, excellent paired with fine chocolates, flavor was crisp and fruity, enjoyed every sip with my wife, will definitely purchase again and again.

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