Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label brut 150 cl
"Only one quality, the finest" is the motto of Veuve Clicquot. A symphony of fruitiness, Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label has a perfect balance between forcefulness and finesse.
ROBERT PARKER 90 / 100
In 1805, Madame Clicquot, a young widow of 27 years, took over the reins of the House founded in Reims in 1772 and became one of the first business women in history. Audacious and visionary, she made her champagne known to the world Know How & Craftsmanship: For over 200 years, the House has stayed true to its motto : ‘Only one quality, the finest’
50-55% Pinot Noir,15-20% Meunier, 28-33% Chardonnay
First, Yellow Label looks beautiful: golden-yellow, with a foaming necklace of tiny bubbles.
The nose is initially reminiscent of white fruits and raisins, then of vanilla and later of brioche. We can easily smell the fine balance between the fruity aromas coming from the grape varieties and the toasty aromas following the ageing in the bottle. The first sip delivers all the freshness and forcefulness so typical of Yellow Label with a symphony of fruit tastes following on. Here is a true member of the powerful Brut family, well structured, admirably vinous. The lingering aromas echo and re-echo, with each fruit or spice note.
Aperitif, sea food, fish tartar, duck, blinis, shrimps, parmesan, Comté cheese, fishes… or just for itself !