(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
"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
jaan. extremely fine bubbles w balanced citrus undertones. a v good complement with most dishes.
Wine & SpiritsRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits
Wine News(1996 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by The Wine News
Wine Spectator(1996 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/06
Wine Advocate(1996 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
Robert Parker(1996 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 162