My favorite champagne. It has a complex flavor profile, with hints of apple, pear, almonds, and buttered toast, and is absolutely delicious. This is a champagne that does not have to be frigidly cold to taste great, and as the glass warms in the room over time, the various flavors come out to play. The bubbles are small and lively in the flute, like a tiny fountain of bubbles. I've done the "stainless ice tea spoon in the neck of the bottle" trick with leftovers and it's still fine the next day. This Veuve pairs well with many foods, and the bottle itself looks celebratory, so it's great to have on hand.