N.V. Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Champagne
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 89
James Suckling: 92
Wine Enthusiast: 87
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
Price :
$59.95

"This creamy Champagne shows fine balance, along with vibrant acidity that provides a juicy frame for the ripe strawberry, ground ginger and white peach flavors. Zesty finish. Drink now through 2020. –AN " (WS)

"The rich, salmon-colored NV Brut Rosé (base 2012 with a dosage of nine grams) was launched ten years ago for the first time. Based on the Yellow Label cuvée, but colored with red wine, the newest edition offers intense and ripe red fruit aromas on the clear nose. Fresh, elegant and finesse-full on the palate, this is a warm and lush character with ripe cherry flavors, fine tannins, some leather aromas and a serious finish. This is a serious expression of easy-drinking Pinot Noir.

Honestly, I have never tasted better Champagnes from Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin than I did in March this year. The cuvées were as fresh as they were complex, and I left the company with a sense of wonder. If only they could export their perfect storing capacities! La Grande Dame is the star, but it won't do you any harm taste or re-taste one of the 13.5 million bottles of the Yellow Label. I was also impressed by the white Vintage Brut 2008." (WA)

"Clicquot do rosé well, and this marries the toasty autolytic richness of the house with fresh and more vibrant peach, strawberry and light cherry fruit aromas and flavors. The palate has succulent, juicy appeal, with very subtle pastry and cream at the finish. Drink now. " (JS)

"Bitter cherries with some yeastiness give this wine a rich, while tight, character. It has a touch of vanilla, ripe red-berry fruits and an almond aftertaste. Drink now." (WE)