Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame Brut Champagne Blend 2006

$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

Lee Pitofsky Delectable Pro

Rich, precise and mouthfilling, notes of toasted brioche, hazelnut, orange and apple

Rich, precise and mouthfilling, notes of toasted brioche, hazelnut, orange and apple

9.3

Rodney Rosser Delectable Pro

Santa came early!

Santa came early!

10

Rebecca Fletcher Delectable Pro

Warm toast, fresh yellow apple, pear, floral, and honey. M+ acid, m- body. Long finish. On the palate - lemon, minerality, and spice.

Warm toast, fresh yellow apple, pear, floral, and honey. M+ acid, m- body. Long finish. On the palate - lemon, minerality, and spice.

9.5

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

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

Disgorged 06/2014. Popped and poured. Served in white wine glasses. This bottle was proof that Champagne is often served too cold. Initially, not giving up much; showing oxidative notes. After about 45min of air and coming up to temp, this was absolutely signing. Lip smacking Bosc pear, wild strawberries and brioche. Looooooong finish lasts over a minute. Decadent wine. Happy New Year to the Delectable community!

Disgorged 06/2014. Popped and poured. Served in white wine glasses. This bottle was proof that Champagne is often served too cold. Initially, not giving up much; showing oxidative notes. After about 45min of air and coming up to temp, this was absolutely signing. Lip smacking Bosc pear, wild strawberries and brioche. Looooooong finish lasts over a minute. Decadent wine. Happy New Year to the Delectable community!

9.5

Rick Baumgarten Delectable Pro

Near even blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Just the right amount of toasty brioche with a touch of honey and citrus. Balance is perfect.

Near even blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Just the right amount of toasty brioche with a touch of honey and citrus. Balance is perfect.

9.5

Richard Haynes

Brioche, apricot, lemon rind, caramel & spice. Rich & decadent. Delish! #veuveclicquot

Brioche, apricot, lemon rind, caramel & spice. Rich & decadent. Delish! #veuveclicquot

9.4

Ryan Carey Delectable Pro

Founder Wine Confidential

2006 Veuve La Grande Dame. Very effervescent. Teeny tiny bubbles. Baked apple. Lemon peel on the finish. Very dry. Score: 95 points

2006 Veuve La Grande Dame. Very effervescent. Teeny tiny bubbles. Baked apple. Lemon peel on the finish. Very dry. Score: 95 points

9.5

Wendy Narby Delectable Pro

À wonderful wine to celebrate with

À wonderful wine to celebrate with

9.4

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