Clicquot\'s signature non-vintage Brut is loved all over the world for its crisp full flavors consistent quality and celebratory yellow label. This classical dry Champagne is a blend of two-thirds black grapes (Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) for body balanced with one-third Chardonnay for elegance. It has a fine persistent sparkle and golden Champagne color."
(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. -- Josh Raynoldsv
Lightly toasty on the nose with grilled nut and smoke notes underscoring poached pear and pastry cream flavors. Rapierlike acidity keeps this fresh and focused cleaning the creamy finish. Drink now. ? AN