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113 Ratings
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame Brut
$149.99 USD
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Wine Details

Region

ChampagneFrance

Winemaker's Notes

Veuve Clicquot's Prestige Cuvée, La Grande Dame, is a very great wine which pays homage to a very "grande dame de la Champagne," Madame Clicquot. The incomparable finesse of this cuvée results from a blend of eight of the House's traditional Grands Crus. 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.

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 News
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by The Wine News
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/06
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 162