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Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brut La Grande Dame

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(1998 Vintage) Veuve Clicquot partners with Riva to introduce the ultimate jet-set accessories with the La Grande Dame by Riva Cruiser Collection. Excellent materials, elaborate details and smooth finishing echo the...

(1998 Vintage) Connoisseurs' Guide 93

(1998 Vintage) Wine & Spirits 95

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    "First made in 1969 to honour Nicole-Barbe Clicquot Ponsardin, the 27-year-old widow (veuve) who had to take control of the House after the sudden death of her husband. It is a blend of two-thirds pinot noir, one-third chardonnay, almost entirely sourced from the 382 hectares of estate vineyards (dwarfed by the grapes supplied each year by 1200 growers). Full gold, it is still remarkably youthful, reflecting its long time on lees. There are plenty of brioche and dried fruit undertones, but it is its vibrantly fresh, lilting finish and glorious aftertaste that inspires." 97 Points Australian Wine Companion

    about 3 years
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    jaan. extremely fine bubbles w balanced citrus undertones. a v good complement with most dishes.

    about 3 years
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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.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1993 Vintage) Complex, soil-inflected aromas of redcurrant, cranberry, mint, nutmeg and earth. Big and creamy, but also intensely flavored and penetrating. Offers excellent backbone but seems a bit less full and deep than normal for this cuvee-no doubt a function of the '93 vintage. Impeccably balanced Champagne. Steely lemony acidity became more apparent with aeration. Finishes very subtle and long.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1993 Vintage)
  • Wine & Spirits
    (1993 Vintage)