First, Brut Yellow Label looks beautiful: Golden-yellow, with a foaming necklace of tiny bubbles. Next it is so pleasing to the nose: initially reminiscent of white fruits and raisins, then of vanilla and later of brioche. Note the fine balance between the fruity aromas coming from the grape varieties and the toasty aromas following the ageing in the bottle. The first sip delivers all the freshness and forcefulness so typical of Yellow Label with a symphony of fruit tastes following on. Here is a true member of the powerful Brut family, well structured, admirably vinous. The lingering aromas echo and re-echo, with each fruit or spice note distinct.
Grapes from as many as 50 to 60 different Crus go to the blending of Brut Yellow Label.
... Most obviously a few extra years of bottle age for the Veuve allows the wine to add nuances of toast or biscuit. This bottle is half way with lots of citrus and stone fruit, backed by good acidity, and just a hint of toast. 94 James Halliday Top 100
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