Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut
Country of Origin: France
A premium yet still affordable Champagne, Veuve Clicquot is a grandiose and indulging choice. With its full-bodied character and dry profile, the combined notes of grapefruit and cream make it an ideal choice for developed palates
An exotic and sweet bouquet of peaches and mirabelle plums. The first nose is surprisingly subtle with the an intense smell of nectar. It’s remarkably vivid.
Persisted smelling reveals its spicier character with notes of dried fruit and nuts. However, it’s not overly yeasty and doesn’t seem to give off the mellow notes you’d expect from a mature Champagne with a heavy pinot noir presence.
A burst of mirabelle plums followed by the bittersweet essence of grapefruit. While the former is refreshing, the latter amplifies the body and gives a rich, zesty experience.
However, Veuve Clicquot never strays too close to being sweet and remains a decisively dry experience.
As the initial notes subside, the effervescence becomes a thick and creamy mousse. This experience coincides wonderfully with the tart heart flavours of speculoos biscuit and cream, which washes with a velvety texture across the palate.
Whilst the biscuit notes establish the presence of yeasty notes, toast and nut flavours emerge soon after before dissipating with a long limestone finish.
The ubiquitous Yellow Label follows the house style of the producer with richness and a soft texture. These are balanced by plenty of acidity that gives the wine an immediately attractive character, ripe and fruity while also crisp.