Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose
This brilliant champagne offers aromas and flavors of strawberry and bread yeast with a creamy finish.
Veuve Clicquot, founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron, is still among the top champagne houses. Whether you try the non-vintage brut or the top-of-the-line La Grande Dame, you won’t be disappointed. For your enjoyment this month, I’ve selected one of my favorites — the Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose ($59.99; PLCB code 9597).
I gave this wine a score of 93 out of 100 points (see the rating system below). It’s lovely, with a brilliant pale pink color that offers aromas and flavors of strawberry and bread yeast with a creamy finish. The tiny bubbles in the flute lasted until the last sip. It’s dry on the palate without being austere. If you prefer, half bottles of this varietal are available for special order ($27.99; PLCB code 500721).
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