1990 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame
100 Ratings
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100 Ratings
1990 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame

Winemaker's Notes

Brilliant golden color with hints of green and a fine and delicate mousse.Fresh bouquet of great finesse, dominated by white flowers, citrus and white fruit, closing with slightly toasty notes of roasted hazelnuts and almonds. Rich and round on the palate, revealing flavors both creamy and "fleshy" (white peaches). Perfectly balanced with subtle freshness and a long "noble" finish worthy of this truly exceptional vintage.

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Brilliant golden color with hints of green and a fine and delicate mousse.Fresh bouquet of great finesse, dominated by white flowers, citrus and white fruit, closing with slightly toasty notes of roasted hazelnuts and almonds. Rich and round on the palate, revealing flavors both creamy and "fleshy" (white peaches). Perfectly balanced with subtle freshness and a long "noble" finish worthy of this truly exceptional vintage.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rich, polished and layered, this gorgeously crafted wine delivers a most enjoyable and sophisticated nose of roasted lemons, water crackers, hints of honey and austere but always supportive citrusy fruit. Its foamy, creamy mousse hits just the right note for the deep, complex and wonderfully refined flavors, and its long, engaging finish adds even more to like.
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 162
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
  • Wine News
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by The Wine News
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 1995 Vintage) The flagship bottling of Veuve Clicquot has always struck us a being a step ahead of the class in terms of yeasty richness and aged complexities, and so again La Grande Dame has gone well beyond fruit in its successful pursuit of intensity and unabashed autolysis. A deep and involving wine with an amplified sense of substance in the mouth, it is finished with a noticeable edge of acidity, but its ample flavors do not abate and its scant closing stiffness seems a minor price to pay for the unrelen...