The top 3 most liked reviews for this wine.
Obviously wine is subjective...but if you have an opportunity to sit through a blind tasting of similarly priced NV champagnes (whether from small growers or big negociants that buy their grapes from god-knows-where like this particular one) you may be surprised to find that this champagne is always ranked the least favorite. This house makes lots and lots of champagne--reminds me of similarly mass produced bubbly from Spain, the US, Australia, other parts of France. There is not the clean elegance that champagne's should have, nor is there the rich toastyness. Instead it smells of sulfur and is a bit dirty tasting with bubbles that are so-so. While i've certainly had worst sparkling, I'm giving this such a poor review because there are SOO many other good sparklings out there in a similar price range...and I've had $15 cava's that taste more like what a true champagne should taste like than this...but, oh, marketing. It wins people's hearts. If you read the other reviews people had this for a special reason--because it is a $40-$60 bottle of wine; to celebrate an engagement, a birth, an anniversary. I'm sure it was great for that...but it doesn't make it good wine.
This review is obviouly reflective of my person palate. I have read the other reviews and can see some of the other descriptions as accurate but possibly a little over romanticized (which is fine because champagn is a romantic/in the moment type wine). My family had it on a Sunday afternoon for no special reason but to have a nice glass of champagne. This is a nice way to gage a wine because it is u and the wine...not New Years/Wedding/Anniversary. It is nutty and has a nice undertone of citrus (from what I could tell), but I thought it fell a little flat at the end and lacked the complexity & crispness I would expect frma decent bottle of champagne. Again, this is my experience, and I was a litte let down. I would recommend a Charles Heidsieck Brut or the ever dependable Moet & Chandon White Star as equal or leser price alternatives. Hope this helps!
This had been my go-to bubbly for my entire adult life, barring special occasions, but for the last two years every bottle I have tasted has been horrible. Acrid with a hint of diesel fumes. My first inclination was to blame the wine shop for (seriously) bad storage practices but after buying a few bottles in NY with the same results I think I will just stay away...
One of my favorite bubblies for sure.
Everything a champagne should be: crisp, light, and smooth. It pleased both a connoisseur as well as people who don't drink champagne often.
My favorite! I love the very subtle dry stone flavor underneath the fruit.
My first impression of the wine left me feeling a bit flat. I've read other reviews that claim the bubbly isn't all that bubbly. I agree. I expected better and I have actuallt purchased cheaper bottles of sparkling that have a crisper and cleaner essence. Therefore, my overall impression is the champagne is only so-so, not that special. I wouldn't mind drinking it again. However, I've had better.
Great gift, and always very well appreciated. Not something I keep in the cellar, I'm not much of a Champagne guy.
One of my favorites. This is pretty much the only champagne I prefer to drink when I'm not looking to spend over $100 on a bottle. For extra-special occasions, I've been known to splurge on a bottle of Dom Perignon, but surprisingly, this champagne is just about as good, and most stores sell it for around $50. The flavor is one of the best I've tasted in this price range, and if you're going to spend the extra cash on some real champagne, you might as well shell out the $50 and get this. I could drink it everyday. Goes down smooth, very nice body and flavor...just perfect.
I purchased this for Thanksgiving and was not disappointed. Great taste, wonderful finish (Even my sister was impressed by it) Not sweet and nicely dry, it was a welcome guest at the table. I would choose this over most other more expensive bottles. I will be purchasing more for New Year's.
Pleased with the champagne. Used it to ring in the ONew Year. Originally looked for a Pommery, which was sold out, so we chose this one. No complaints, just prefer Pommery.
Wonderful, not a connoissuer, but I know what I like
Now that price has reterned to reason this is still one of, if not the, best entry level Champagne. It is clean, crisp, tart with a slight taste/aroma of citrus & apple. Almost anyone will like it. There is very little yeast or nut aroma here, but there are others with that more mature style.
This champagne is timeless- dry but fruity, with a very crisp tang and a smooth finish. For a non-vintage, it can't be beat. My dad bought this when my fiance and I got engaged, and it was the perfect start to a wonderful night. Great for any celebration.
Ok, so when you have this under the Eiffel tower on your birthday with your wife on a 70 degree sunny day with no humidity it tastes fantastic. so, that changes the taste. I will not apologize.
This is hands down my favorite buy when it comes to Champagne. For a non-vintage Champagne, it really can't be beat.
Not too dry, excellent paired with fine chocolates, flavor was crisp and fruity, enjoyed every sip with my wife, will definitely purchase again and again.
My favorite champaign. There is no celebration without it!
A Customer - Minneapolis, MN
Good smell, good taste. Lots of bubbles. Good overall flavor. It is a good champagne, but nothing fantastic for me. If you want a good champagne from france for decent price this is it, but if you are willing to pay more for better I would do that. Krug Grand Cuvee is fantastic. I'd give Veuve Clicquot a 90 rating.
A Customer - Northern California
The gold standard of non-vintage champagnes.
A Customer - a customer
this a true delicate wine. Fabulous, highly recommended
A Customer - Clayton, Missouri
Hollor at Veuve I Love it
A Customer - PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA
THIS IS VERY SMOOTH.LOVE TO SERVE IT AT HOME TO FRIENDS,OR BRING TO HOST OF PARTY.YOU SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE EXTRA BOTTLES CHILLED BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO GO QUICKLY. ED TAGGART
A Customer - Los Angeles, CA
This champange is simply the best. It's a sleeper that will wake you up and make you put down Moet and Cristal.
A Customer - Ohio
What can I say, but it is the best NV champagne on the market today that is all anyone needs to know!!
A Customer - N.Y.C., N.Y.
great stuff, big bang for your buck, clean taste, good texture, nice after taste keeps bringing you back for more. a favotite
A Customer - Chicago, IL
My husband and I were turned onto this champagne a couple of years ago and have used it for every celebration--major or minor--ever since! I am not much of a champagne drinker, but I very much enjoy the refreshing, crisp flavor of Veuve.
A Customer - miami, florida
Delicious, classy and goes well with alot of foods. enjoy
A Customer - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Simply Superb! Excellent nose, tiny bubbles, wonderful as an aperitif, with desert, on a special occasision or even better, for no reason at all, except to enjoy and savor it. Oh, yes...excellent price point as well.
A Customer - Oregon
Wow! I received a bottle of Veuve Clicquote Yellow Label from a vendor as a New Year's gift. All I can say is, "I owe them big-time!" This is an absolutely wonderful champagne. I'll be buying a couple bottles and aging them for next year!
A Customer - Seattle, WA
Just plain delicious. An old stand by for me. The perfect gift wine as it is quite affordable, yet distinctive. I have yet to meet someone who doesn't enjoy this one.
Buy with confidence:)!!!
A Customer - San Francisco
Why pay more? This champagne has it all
A Customer - Port au Prince, Haiti
Drank this by the case for the holidays. LOVE IT! Agree with others that it should be the 'house champagne'. Highly reccommend.
A Customer - LaGrange Il
I received a bottle from a gentleman as a gift. I was an instant convert! I frequently serve champagne with or instead of desert and Veuve is more interesting and complex than other higher priced wines. It is wonderful but alas the gentleman was not.
A Customer - Colorado Springs, CO
An excellent choice...I purchased a bottle for New Year's Eve and I was not disappointed. Great taste, wonderful in all aspects. I would surely choose this over most other more expensive bottles. You can't go wrong. I will be getting some more for this New Year's celebration and it will be served at my wedding in the summer.
A Customer - Westchester, NY
You'll be hard pressed to find a champagne drinker who has been disappointed by Clicquot. The NV Brut or "yellow label" consistantly offers the best "bang for the buck." That is to say - at a very affordable $30-$35 a bottle, it's hands down the most pleasing choice of bubbly. **A tip to all - if you can muster the strength - let the bottle sit in a basement (or other dark, cool area) for 12-18 months (I realize this means planning ahead)... This champagne is infinitely improved with a little extra aging - it's easily twice as good a year later. You will NOT be disappointed.
A Customer - California
LOVE IT, I LOVE this champagne. I would never drink any other champagne but Veuve. The aroma, texture, taste is absolutely exhilarating! I also love the fact that it is an affordable luxury. I can not rave enough about this champagne, its simply "perfect."
A Customer - Aurora, Illinois
Veuve is a wonderful champagne that I first tasted last summer in Laguna Beach, California and I was hooked. I received a bottle as a gift from a very special friend and will savor every drop. There is a beautiful memory in every glass.
A Customer - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Living in Amsterdam is the opportunity to have a wide variety of options in eating and drinking some of the best that Europe has to offer. Veuve is the best by far. Whether the event is a major celebration, or a weekend at home, it clearly makes the time special. Smooth with full taste. The Best in Europe.
A Customer - Orono, Minnesota
We recently served Veuve Clicquot for our daughter's wedding, and found it to be the PERFECT champagne! It absolutely fills the mouth with the finest of bubbles, and was the clear winner in our wine tasting prior to the wedding, beating out more expensive champagnes. I enjoyed it from toasting 'till midnight, not wanting to switch to wine even with dinner. I've now got two bottles chilling in my refrigerator!
A Customer - new jersey
Should be your "house" or home CHOICE for CHAMPAGNE!!!
A Customer - Tampa, Fl
I never pass up a chance to rave about Veuve (as I call it). We drink a bottle of champagne every Friday night and usually one during the weekend. Veuve is and always will be my favorite. We continue to try new and different champagnes monthly, and I consider myself very knowledgeable about the bubbly, and I can promise you, Veuve will never disappoint you. The only other suggestion I would have would be to try La Grande Dame, the most esquisite of all champagnes. Forget about Dom and Cristal, the Grand Lady is the best. Save it for something special.
Serve it cold and often, that's my motto!
A Customer - Midland, Texas
This champagne was a delight from first sip to last. The color is a fine gold and the bubbles so tiny and numerous, you'd think there was glitter in your glass. Palate and nose were both tickled. Can't say anything but good about this champagne!
A Customer - Princeton, MN
An absolute classic. This champagne has a reputation the world over for excellence, and it delivers in every sense. Tasting group did have one person who disliked it, but she didn't know the meaning of "Brut," and so her opinion that it was "too dry" is negligible. 90 out of 100.