Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame Brut Champagne Blend 2006

9.370 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

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

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

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

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

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

Michelle Hogan

Rich, dried fig, elegant

Rich, dried fig, elegant

9.3

Michael Genn

First time getting to taste la grand dame - poured after the cellar tour

First time getting to taste la grand dame - poured after the cellar tour

9.3

Andy Hock

To Linda.

To Linda.

9.2

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