105 Ratings
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame Brut Champagne
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Wine Details



Winemaker's Notes

This wine has a fine, complex fragrance, blending sweetness and nobility. It is smooth and silky in the mouth, with considerable substance and structure. A remarkable balance, with a fresh, harmonious finish.

Crisp and full-bodied, this stunning sparkler offers notes of bread dough, vanilla,apple, peach, quince and pecan.
Madame Clicquot, née Ponsardin, known as the "Grand Dame of Champagne", was a French businesswoman who took on her husband's wine business when widowed at 27. Under her ownership, and her skill with wine, the company developed early champagne using a novel technique. The brand and company of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin still bears her name.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From «nv» Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1993 Vintage)
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1993 Vintage)
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 1993 Vintage)
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 1995 Vintage) 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...