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The Story

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label is one of the most popular and recognisable Champagnes throughout the world. With its distinctive yellow label, Veuve Clicquot is the enduring homage to the great Madame Barbe-Nicole Clicquot. Under Madame Clicquot's guidance, this famous Champagne house became a global phenomenon and a continued success story. A Champagne from the fuller-bodied school with flavours of buttered toast, brioche and biscuit to complement the ever present fine acidity and flavour length that is a trademark. A wonderful celebration Champagne, yet also at home when paired with freshly shucked oysters and ceviches.

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NV (10's)

Grapes from 50 to 60 different crus, or growing areas, are used to produce the Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label :
50 to 55% Pinot Noir ensures the structure so typical of the House wines.
15 to 20% Pinot Meunier rounds out the blend.
28 à 33% Chardonnay provides the elegance and sophistication essential to a perfectly balanced wine.
A high proportion of priceless reserve wines (between 25% and 40%) ensures the continuity of the House style.

Yellow Label
The strength of this golden-yellow wine is immediately pleasing to the nose while its complexity explodes on the palate. The initial notes of fruit are followed by more discreet aromas of brioche and vanilla when the wine is allowed to age in the bottle. Brut Carte Jaune offers a perfect balance of finesse and forcefulness.

Bettane & Desseauve 2011
« A round and fairly deep champagne, with a certain suppleness which gives it an almost universal character. Dosage is not noticeable.»

La Revue des Vins de France - January 2012
« This wine has a structure and flavour that are better than the average bruts from the mainstream wine trade. And yet it is also completely devoid of flabbiness as the "malos" are carried out on pinot grapes harvested on the crunchy side of ripeness.»

91 pts
Wine Spectator 2011
« Elegant, with a refined lightly creamy mousse. Subtile toast and mineral notes underscore flavors of Gala apple, kumquat, ground ginger and white pepper, with a mouth-watering finish. Drink now though 2015.»

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

26 tasting notes

Tasting note


Deep and Gold


Long, Smooth, Flavorful and Sharp


Smoky, Toasty and Mineral


Concentrated, Youthful, Round and Dry

Written Notes

Disgorged Jan/Feb 2011 with 29% reserve material. 2-3% of that reserve comes from vintages older than five years. Stonefruit, mandarin, nuts. A bready note, as well. Has intensity and richness and offers great appeal. This is seamless. And a finish that really does linger. Plenty of complexity. There are very few NV's of this quality around. 93
  • 93p

The strength of this golden-yellow wine is immediately pleasing to the nose while its complexity explodes on the palate. The initial notes of fruit are followed by more discreet aromas of brioche and vanilla whne the wine is allowed to age in bottles. Brut Carte Jaune offers a perfect balance of finesse and forcefulness.

  • 86p
Drank at Louis Vuitton Helsinki 5v year party :D tasted very good ;) as Sir Winston said: "Champagne should be: cold, bubbly and free" :D
  • 90p
Numer utan namnet ’Ponsardin’. Går internatioenllt under namnet ’Yellow Label’, absolut inte orange... Ingen champagne är så känd i Sverige som »Gula Änkan«. Under hela 1800-talet och ända fram till 1970 ansågs Clicquot tillhöra de fem bästa champagnefirmorna, en position man fortfarande är nära. TASTING NOTE Trots en ökad produktion lyckas François Peters bror Jacques göra en klassiskt rik och torr standardchampagne av hög klass. Clicquots stil är maffig med jästig bouquet och rik frukt samt inslag av peppar. På magnum betydligt mognare och brödigare från start.
  • 87p



Reims, Champagne

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