90 Points Robert Parker
No Specific Tasting Note
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. December, 1993
89 Points Robert Parker
The Vueve Cliquot brand ambassador, the NV Brut Yellow Label (an assemblage of 55% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 15% Meunier) is currently based on the 2012 vintage and contains 35% reserve wines. On the nose, ripe and intense (yellow-fleshed) fruit aromas intermix with a very nice maturity from the reserve wines. Disgorged in January 2015 with a dosage of nine grams, this is a medium-bodied, yet round and full-flavored Brut. It possesses biscuit and nutty flavors, and a nice freshness and complexity in the intense, aromatic finish. Indeed, this is very delicate and impressively good.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Stephan Reinhardt.
92 Points Tyson Stelzer
It takes Demarville and his team four months of daily tastings to make Yellow Label, tasting 2000 different wines and selecting 400– 500 to make up the final blend. Their expertise is reflected in a gentle trajectory of refinement over recent years. Pinot noir leads out confidently with red apple, red cherry and mixed spice, over a toasty and bready backdrop of bottle-derived complexity, finishing with subtle phenolic grip and good persistence. Lively acid line and well-integrated dosage make for a well-assembled, accurate and appealing apéritif. The 2008 base is still the best ever, but for a difficult season, the 2010 is a more than laudable achievement at this volume.
Source: Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide 2016-2017.
The NV Brut offers up attractive notes of smoke, tar, rich ripe pears and flowers in a medium to full-bodied style. There is a good measure of persistence, although the wine could use a little more polish on the finish. This is Lot 14009913, disgorged between December, 2007 and January, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010. Source: Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) December, 2008 by Antonio Galloni