It’s hilarious how much people on WB %$#@ all over Veuve yellow label. I’m not a fan but my wife and her friends love it (I guess they are the target demographic). It’s certainly drinkable and is appropriately priced at $50 retail (perhaps 10-20% overpriced, but close enough). $260/bottle is egregious though…
This was drinking amazing this wknd, opulent with toast and white peach, just superb.
I’m a fan of the 2009 vintage for Dom. Very underrated, particularly since it follows (or actually precedes, if you go by release date) the 2008. The first time I had it, it was actually super elegant – the exact opposite of opulent. Bottles I’ve had since have been a bit richer. I wonder if it’s been gaining weight with bottle age, or if that’s just bottle variation. In any case, a great wine.
Veuve yellow label is straight trash. I’d rather drink gruet. I’ve heard multiple times that it’s improved in recent years but unfortunately it’s not true. Vintage veuve is drinkable. I like extra brut extra old and grande dame.
I don’t like it, nor do I think it’s good. But I do think there’s a more, shall we say, diplomatic way of expressing that opinion than calling it trash when a fellow Berserker has just said his wife loves it.
It’s all good. I’m just having a laugh at the visceral reactions Veuve gets around here. Case in point… this thread has drifted into one only about Veuve, when there were four impressive wines tasted that day we could be talking about instead.
Veuve has been a gateway, and introduced several folks in my circle to better and/or more interesting Champagnes. Some stopped at things like B-S or L-P Rosé, but others have moved on to fun grower stuff. No different than converting a Meiomi fan to really good Pinot.
You have to start somewhere. If you are happy with that starting point then have fun and enjoy!