Had this last night, and really enjoyed it. I’m slightly nervous about posting this because most winewriters like to bash the big Champagne houses such as Moet and VC. But remember: non-vintage blends change every year, and they could change for the better. This bottle certainly tasted good.
I’m not saying that with £30 in your pocket, you couldn’t find a better fizz. Just that this isn’t the evil concoction that some would have you believe it is.
Champagne Veuve Clicquot NV
Very fresh and lively with taut citrus fruit and subtle toastiness. Nice precision and balance with a hint of grapefruit pith bitterness on the finish. This is quite convincing. Very fine. 90/100