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57 Ratings
Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne Gold Label Vintage Réserve

Wine Details

Region

France

Wine Description

A blend of about twenty Premiers and Grands Crus, the Vintage has the power of Pinot Noir, balanced by the finesse and elegance of Chardonnay. It is the perfect expression of the House style, proving that champagne can be a great wine and,as such, makes a perfect accompaniment for many dishes, developing its qualities as the years go by. It goes well with spiny lobster prawns, scallops and sea fish as well as poultry and white meat.

Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2002 Vintage) Bright yellow-gold with a steady bead. Poached pear and apple aromas are brightened by lemon zest and white flowers. A sweet, honeyed quality adds richness to the spicy orchard fruit flavors, with a light roasted hazelnut note gaining strength on the back end. Full, fleshy and rich on the finish, with the honey and nut qualities recurring. I'd err on drinking this on the young side, with rich food.
  • Wine News
    (1999 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/04.
  • Critics Challenge
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: Critics Challenge 2005 Gold - As reviewed by Critics Challenge on 05/01/05.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1998 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Nov-04.