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    2 671
  • Producer ranking ?

    13
  • Decanting time

    No
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

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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. The 1998 La Grande Dame is a wine of pure beauty and power.

A majority blend of Pinot Noir, the vintage conditions are clearly visible in the glass with flavours of peach, apricot and touch of brioche and nuttiness. A true classic for the ages.

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Wine Information

1972 Creation of La Grande Dame
To mark its bicentenary, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin launches the first La Grande Dame its prestigious vintage champagne.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

15 tasting notes

Tasting note

ending

Long

nose

Intense and Complex

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Low alcohol content, Balanced, Developing and Medium-bodied

Written Notes

3 liter. Medium deep straw yellow. Original release. Apples, some brioche, pears, rounded, touch of autumn leaves nose, intense rather than complex. Fresh acidity but smooth with very rounded and creamy mousse, elegant and nuanced, fruity and long. 93

  • 93p
Bright golden yellow colour with elegant perlage. Clear nose with elegant aroma reminiscent of fresh brioche, ripe fruit eg raspberries and quinces. The pinot-character is well presented in the nose. On the palate the wine has a rather mild approach, well balanced with soft acidity and elegant flavour. Hints of yellow fruits and red berries in the aftertatste. A fresh but slightly lighter style. (Served in Riedel Veritas Champagner Wein Glas)
  • 89p
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Origin

Reims, Champagne

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