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Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame Brut
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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...

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  • Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 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