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Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brut La Grande Dame

Wine Details

Region

ChampagneFrance

Wine Description

(1996 Vintage) La Grande Dame 1996 is a pale gold-green color with brilliant reflections that are typical of the vintage. Effervescence is delicate and extremely steady. On the nose this wine is exceptionally elegant. Dominant floral notes (mint and white flowers) mingle with hints of fresh fruit (citrus fruits, fresh almonds). As it undergoes aeration, riper notes of vanilla and nougat come to the fore, giving a pleasant roundness to the wine. At this stage a typical Chardonnay characteristic, crisp elegan...

(1996 Vintage) La Grande Dame 1996 is a pale gold-green color with brilliant reflections that are typical of the vintage. Effervescence is delicate and extremely steady.On the nose this wine is exceptionally elegant. Dominant floral notes (mint and white flowers) mingle with hints of fresh fruit (citrus fruits, fresh almonds). As it undergoes aeration, riper notes of vanilla and nougat come to the fore, giving a pleasant roundness to the wine. At this stage a typical Chardonnay characteristic, crisp elegan...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (NV Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits
  • Decanter
    (1989 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Ripe, well-developed nose. Charming well-made, ripe, open.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1993 Vintage)
  • Wine & Spirits
    (1993 Vintage)
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (1993 Vintage)