106 Ratings
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame Brut Champagne
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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.

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 Spectator
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/06
  • Wine News
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by The Wine News