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NV Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Yellow Label
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About Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin was founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron, but it was his daughter-in-law, Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin who would catapult it to greatness. The empire that Madam Clicquot built now includes 360 hectares of vines, including 12 of the 17 Grand Crus in Champagne.

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NV Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Yellow Label

Producer: Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin
Style: Sparkling
Grape Type: Champagne Blend
Origin: France
Region: Champagne

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90 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , December 2013

(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.

90 Points | Wine Spectator

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Best bang for the buck
11/29/2011
by Rocco13905081
I love this champagne and for the price it can't be beat. It's my drink of choice and with places like Total Wine selling it at a reasonable price I make that choice quite often.
Barbe-Nicole - a Pioneer
12/25/2009
by Mani13730896
VC is the best brut NV champagne for the price point...firm fruity structure and a finesse that is unparalleled. Perfectly dry. I have been a fan for the last 28 years and am loyal to the house of VCP!
Perfect!
03/14/2009
by king13468019
Better than Dom, this is the absolute perfect brut Champagne. Again, also served at my wedding.
08/10/2008
by Randall Jr.12638606
Very good drink it all time it has a great aroma and easily to go down. good for special occasions
Always Welcomed
12/02/2007
by Garcia12564998
From a New Years' Eve celebration to the birthday party of a special person to camping by the river, Clicquot is crisp, decadent, elegant and sophisticated. V Clicquot is always welcomed at my events.
02/10/2009
by Schwartz11811606
it's my everyday favorite
Mine, Ours, It
07/10/2005
by muscat10061326
Our fave, Special always, great every time. One to call your own. Must have in the rack at all times. Champange may break out at any time. I can't think of a better champagne I've had in this price range.
Lots of bang for the buck!
12/31/2001
by Ribera
When it comes to champagne these days, people seem to be more concerned about "How much $?" or "Who's drinking it ?" Well, here's a bottle that shrugs its nose at all those pretentious champagne drinkers. I have tried them all and I can say that I always feel as if a got more than I expected every time I open a bottle of NV Veuve Clicquot. Nothing else comes close for under $40.00
Best at this Price
12/22/2000
by csbronit
This is the best non-vintage French champagne. The flavors are delightful without being overwhelming or sweet. My highest recommendation.
Best Champagne For Price
09/06/2011
by Strickland14132244
Introduced to this particular champagne in a restaurant in Charlotte, NC. They ran out of the Moet we had been drinking and recommended Veuve Clicquot, been a favorite ever since.
11/24/2010
by McComb13734083
Best bang for the buck in champagne
Great non-vintage Champagne. Highly recommended.
10/11/2009
by Cripps13648564
This is a great choice. For a non-vintage Champagne this is actually a great choice. It has a smooth creamy, crisp, refreshing, fruity finish, with just the right amount of dryness to it.
Consistently Worth the money
05/18/2008
by O'Neill11231684
It may not be the best way to review a wine, but it is true, every time I have this wine it is well worth the expense. Toast, cream, and very light fruit with just the correct amount of acidity.
bought at riverside for dy 60th bday party.
01/13/2008
by Yager12418632
paid more than tw. v good, nice bubbles, slightly yeasty. very solid special bubbly.
03/04/2007
by Jason Wax
Nothing mind-blowing here, but clearly a safe bet for bringing to unknown social functions. This is my go-to wine for dinner parties with somewhat snobby people who enjoy wine but would be confused if I brought a grower champagne or a sparkling lambrusco.
Interesting
02/16/2007
by Ardolino12269942
The creamy, buttery flavor exploded in my mouth and went down smooth. A great champagne for under $40.
Tip Top for the buck
01/29/2006
by Ingalls11925771
a very smooth champagne that exlpoded in the mouth and went down like butter.
Great champagne for party
07/31/2005
by RobLux
Not too sweet. Dry and sophisticated.
A fine standard Champagne
12/08/2003
by NCTomatoman
Crisp, toasty, delicious - and at a pretty good price. For me, the "old reliable" of Champagne, never disappoints.
Friends of the Widow
04/02/2003
by Deevino et la fille 10492725
Light nose and color,a delightful,pleasant and consistent experience. It would be overpowered by many dishes, but in our estimation is a near perfect aperitif. We prepared dinner sipping the Widow.
03/15/2003
by JoAsakura
The Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label is a charming dinner companion - delightful to be around, uplifting to the spirits, and held it's ground between pasta and flourless chocolate cake ^.~ I can't think of a better champagne I've had in this price range.
NV VEUVE YELLOW LABEL
10/01/2002
by tokay10138432
I tasted most of Veuve Clicq. the yellow label is great, not to sweet but crisp. I will give a (4) star rating with taste of less than $35.00, but for something good that is less than $35, a NV Bollinger, or NV Cattier is much better taste.
excellent quality price ratio
05/23/2002
by hiatus
toasty, yeasty, crisp. very difficult to beat in that price range.
Classy bubbly without the classy price
05/31/2001
by npigott
I am from London and this is consistently the top-selling Champagne there; I love its crisp and creamy taste. It is not too bitter or acidic like some of its competitors. The yellow label is so cool as well.
Consistently delicious
05/07/2001
by BahamaDon
I have been a fan of the "Widow Cliquot" since I first sampled in Paris in 1983. The champagne that most often appeared in my room at the hotels I stayed in in Paris, including the Crillion, was Tattinger NV Brut and an occasional Moet, Brut Imperial which I believe won the Champagne Shootout that year over many more pricey labels. However at a small restaurant on the left bank near St. Germain called Le Fox, they were pouring Veuve and WOW a big difference from Tattinger. It is a bit more floral than Moet or Tat and goes better with food I think. Were cracking a magnum this weekend for a dinner party!!!
great NV
01/07/2001
by Jazz June
Not to repeat what everyone else has already been saying, but this truly is one of the best NV sparklers I've had the pleasure of drinking. It's elegant enough to serve at any special occasion, but still affordable enough to enjoy almost anytime.
perfect champagne
12/10/2000
by whiner51
This isn't my favorite champagne. But it is close. It can be summed up by simply saying: it is elegant.
always terrific
12/07/2000
by Peter Meyaart
Yes, there are real champagnes that cost less, but if you want to find a Grande Marque that's always consistent, Yellow label is the stuff. More full bodied than not, good richness and a pleasant creamy/doughy character on teh finish.
Brillant
11/08/2000
by Anne-Laure
There isn't a more consistently outstanding producer of non-vintage Champagne anywhere. Year after year, VCP turns out a perfectly balanced, Pinot Noir-dominated sparkling wine that's full-flavored and rich, with toasty bread dough notes, crisp, lemony acidity and a long, lingering finish.
01/14/2006
by Big Daddy
Not a bad bottle. It was a gift, so I have no right to complain. There was a bit of cream and dough, with lemon on the finish. I probably wouldn't purchase it myself, but would drink it again.
old standby
01/09/2005
by diddley10537060
Never fails to please; solid, though not spectacular.
600,000 cases a year
07/17/2003
by RobRules
Poor V.C....as with all things popular, it has sacrificed quality to the economics of demand. Those glossy magazine ads, those radio spots... they have taken a once great wine and thrown it down the well along with Santa Margharita. While ONCE V.C. stood for something, now, it's the Cadillac of the wine world. My money? Pommery, Montadon Classe M...May not be able to find them at your local grocery store, or see them advertised on the back of Magazines, but the truth is in the juice!
over-priced and relatively uninteresting
11/22/2002
by Bedrock
Veuve Cliquot has once again fashioned a very respectable non-vintage wine. Its strength is its full dosage which translates to its very drinkable palate of relatively rich fruit and obvious full ripe fruit flavors. However, like so many wines catering to the palate of New World drinkers it lacks much character. There is no real verve to this wine, and for the price (anywhere from $30-40 in most retailers) it is hard to argue that it is a particularly exemplary sparkler. On its own merits it exhibits a nice fullness, however, in its price category I can think of dozens of champagnes that are more interesting. For example- Pommery Brut Appenage, anything by Egly-Ouriet (especially the formidable non-dosage), Jacquesson et Fils (both Brut and Brut Rose), Nicholas F., Montaudon, and Chartogne-Taillet (a smaller label imported by Skurnik in New York via Terry Thiese). Many of these are far less expensive and equally as interesting.
Not impressed
01/24/2001
by steel
I tasted the Yellow Label NV at a recent tasting alongside Pol Roger,Tattinger, and others and it paled in comparison. Some of the salespeople from France told me that Veuve is not the Champagne it used to be. Pol Roger NV was very good and the Bollinger of course was glorious.

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