Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame Brut Champagne Blend 2006

9.329 ratings on Delectable
$189.99$149.98

53% Pinot Noir and 47% Chardonnay aged 8 years on the lees, this Grand Dame is classy indeed! "Bright and graceful, this seamlessly knits a subtle streak of smoke-tinged minerality with flavors of almond financier, poached pear, candied kumquat and crème de cassis, focused by vibrant acidity and a refined, creamy mousse. Disgorged January 2014. Drink now through 2030." WS 94

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Ratings on Delectable

Stephanie Losee Delectable Pro

Boy does my boyfriend love me. Gift after I came home from Israel.

Boy does my boyfriend love me. Gift after I came home from Israel.

9.4

Christine Havens Delectable Pro

Named after the venerable Widow Clicquot herself, La Grande Dame Brut 2006 is a blend of 53% Chardonnay and 47% Pinot Noir. The nose is expressive—bioche dipped in honey, baked apple and a whisp of smoke hanging above richer aromas. The attack is deep and vinous, and there is a lovely creaminess at the center. It finishes nicely, with dried honey and chalk emerging when the bubbles have at last ceased. Tasted at Veuve Clicquot's visitor's center. 8 grams dosage | Sample

Named after the venerable Widow Clicquot herself, La Grande Dame Brut 2006 is a blend of 53% Chardonnay and 47% Pinot Noir. The nose is expressive—bioche dipped in honey, baked apple and a whisp of smoke hanging above richer aromas. The attack is deep and vinous, and there is a lovely creaminess at the center. It finishes nicely, with dried honey and chalk emerging when the bubbles have at last ceased. Tasted at Veuve Clicquot's visitor's center. 8 grams dosage | Sample

9.2

Gary Westby Delectable Pro

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

LGD departs more from the style of VC's non-vintage than any other tete-de-cuvée I can think of from a big house. This is delicate to the point of vanishing subtly and if you aren't paying attention it is easy to miss the mastery here! It is composed of 53% PN & 47% Chardonnay. Mr. DeMarville explained that this is the highest percentage of Chardonnay on record for LGD due to the warm conditions in 2006.

LGD departs more from the style of VC's non-vintage than any other tete-de-cuvée I can think of from a big house. This is delicate to the point of vanishing subtly and if you aren't paying attention it is easy to miss the mastery here! It is composed of 53% PN & 47% Chardonnay. Mr. DeMarville explained that this is the highest percentage of Chardonnay on record for LGD due to the warm conditions in 2006.

9.5

Sarah Covey

Pear, citrus, honey, cream. Pretty & elegant. Creamy goodness.

Pear, citrus, honey, cream. Pretty & elegant. Creamy goodness.

9.3

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