I normally put the picture after my notes, but in this case I figured it was worth a thousand words. Who does not recognize this wine? It is widely available, decently priced and always a consistent performer. NV means it is of no particular vintage and signifies two points. The wines were not of a quality for the Champagne house to ‘declare’ a vintage, and 2: The wine is consistent with the house style of previous years.
On the nose, bright apple mixed with some interesting yeast notes. On the palate, very smooth bubbles open up a spicy citrus laden apple pie thingy. It’s hard to explain, but a very interesting mix of flavors. This is by far the best bottle of VC I have had. Its acidity was well defined and the balance of the key components was excellent. When you buy a real ‘Champagne”, it’s going to cost. At around $45 per bottle, this is a 4 star wine that I would give 91 points to. A crowd pleaser for most occasions.
I was going to Sabre the bottle, but ran out of time. Here’s how I did it in the past- a neat party trick.