Founded in 1772 in Riems, Veuve Clicquot now takes its place along other famous Champagnes such as Dom Perignon, Krug and Moet in the LVMH group. The Carte Jaune / Yellow Label showcases the house style - fruity and pleasing to the nose with complexity on the palate. A very easy-to-drink Champagne.
, Nov 2009,
Brioche and nuts. Almost spicy fruit - apples with a touch of cloves, dry finish, slightly honeyed, nice length. Drink 2007-09.
Stephen Tanzer's IWC
, Jan 2013, 90
(roughly 50% pinot noir, 30% chardonnay and 20% pinot meunier; Lot 14009913): 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.
, Jan 2070, 16
Magnum, base 2008 (current magnums based on 2012). QR code on back labels. (This is 85% of production, and if you include rosé, which is based on the same blend, it would be 92%!) Was launched in 2015. Disgorged early 2012; (Chef de Cave Dominique Demarville looks at the cork) probably the original disgorgement. Dosage 10 g/l. 29% reserve wines, lower than some vintages (usually 40–45%), comprising 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 and a touch of 1993. 50% Pinot Noir, 29.5% Chardonnay, 20.5% Pinot Meunier. Hint of coconut. Some real sweetness and charm, but the magnum effect is very important. In bottle it’s unlikely to taste nearly as good. Easy to like and some real richness along with tension; the candied citrus note desired is perceptible. Just a little metallic and dry on the end. Is the fruit drying out a little?
, Nov 2013, 90
Well-knit and balanced, with vibrant acidity framing hints of blackberry, white cherry, biscuit, honey and candied lemon zest. Offers a lightly smoky finish. Drink now through 2016. –AN
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