1995 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame
100 Ratings
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100 Ratings
1995 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame

Winemaker's Notes

A luminous, deep gold/red and a persistent, fine mousse. The rich, intense nose displays notes of dried fruits (black figs, dates) and mild spices (vanilla) in harmony with a softer, almost creamy ba...

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A luminous, deep gold/red and a persistent, fine mousse. The rich, intense nose displays notes of dried fruits (black figs, dates) and mild spices (vanilla) in harmony with a softer, almost creamy ba...

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    very yeasty and tiny bubbles more Pinot than regular Veuve drank with Leslie and Loren night of Susanna's memorial

    about 4 years
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    lovely toast with rich toffee malt and a long finish. delicious mousse.

    over 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    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...
  • Tanzer
    "Light orange color. Strawberry, earth and walnut aromas, along with a hint of Burgundian underbrush. Big but bright; spicy and very dry. Toothcoating, slightly drying finish calls out for food. A distinctly idiosyncratic rose; serious wine more than Champagne."
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 144
  • Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine