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  • Producer ranking ?

    17
  • Decanting time

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  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

The Story

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame is name in honour of the famed and undoubted Champagne pioneer, widow Clicquot. Widowed at the tender age of 28, Madame Clicquot continued her late husband's work and is the sole reason why her Champagne house is held in the high esteem that it is today.

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A surprisingly tranquil, high-octane, elegant La Grande Dame that will probably develop into one of the greatest vintages of this wine ever made. The balance is extraordinary and the wine has a silky appearance, devoid of both sharp edges and an exaggeratedly chocolaty, muscular body. Hints of hazelnut and white chocolate are present, but for the moment handsome fruit and fine mineral notes from Oger and Le Mesnil dominate. A uniquely long aftertaste that should convince doubters that something big is happening here.
  • 96p

The fantastic acid structure of the great vintage suits La Grande Dame perfectly. Creamy lightness and layers are in their opening phase, although it is treacherously light for a Pinot Noir-oriented champagne. This is an elegant, linear and well-bodied wine that should still be kept in the cellar.

  • 90p
Ett vin som dessvärre har haft ett par snabbmognande exemplar sde senaste åren. Denna var dock precis så högoktanig och finstämd som man skall kunna förvänta sig från en ’96:a. Kan den till och med utvekclas till en av de största LGD någionsin? Det som tyder på detta är den mjuka sirliga framtoningen i kombination med en idag aningen överdriven kropp med chokladiga övertoner. Det som får mig att hoppas och tro på detta vin är de ytterst fina mineraltonerna från Oger och Le Mesnil. En unikt lång eftersmak som indikerar att det är något stort på gång här.
  • 96p

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Origin

Reims, Champagne

Other wines from this producer

Brut Rosé

Cave Privée

Cave Privée Rosé

Cuvée 1772-1972’

Demi-Sec

Extra Brut, Extra Old

La Grande Dame Rose

Rare

Rare Vintage Rosé

Rich Vintage

Rosé

Sec

Veuve Clicquot Brut

Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec

Vintage

Vintage Rosé

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 Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  tasted  La Grande Dame 1996  ( Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin )

The fantastic acid structure of the great vintage suits La Grande Dame perfectly. Creamy lightness and layers are in their opening phase, although it is treacherously light for a Pinot Noir-oriented champagne. This is an elegant, linear and well-bodied wine that should still be kept in the cellar.

6m 14d ago

96p
 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  La Grande Dame 1996  ( Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin )

"A surprisingly tranquil, high-octane, elegant La Grande Dame that will probably develop into one of the greatest vintages of this wine ever made. The balance is extraordinary and the wine has a silky appearance, devoid of both sharp edges and an exaggeratedly chocolaty, muscular body. Hints of hazelnut and white chocolate are present, but for the moment handsome fruit and fine mineral notes from Oger and Le Mesnil dominate. A uniquely long aftertaste that should convince doubters that something big is happening here."

1y 4m ago

96p
 Björnstierne Antonson / sommelier, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  La Grande Dame 1996  ( Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin )

"Ett vin som dessvärre har haft ett par snabbmognande exemplar sde senaste åren. Denna var dock precis så högoktanig och finstämd som man skall kunna förvänta sig från en ’96:a. Kan den till och med utvekclas till en av de största LGD någionsin? Det som tyder på detta är den mjuka sirliga framtoningen i kombination med en idag aningen överdriven kropp med chokladiga övertoner. Det som får mig att hoppas och tro på detta vin är de ytterst fina mineraltonerna från Oger och Le Mesnil. En unikt lång eftersmak som indikerar att det är något stort på gång här.
"

1y 6m ago

93p
 Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  tasted  La Grande Dame 1996  ( Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin )

"Deep lemon gold colour. Fragrant, enticing, complex and characterful nose, red furit. Mandariini, wide and winous, even leathery. Long, hieno tuoksu. Massivinen, lihava. Toffee, "

4y 9m ago

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