Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

La Grande Dame Brut Champagne Blend

9.3832 ratings
9.2221 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

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

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

Jan 20th, 2018
Rodney Rosser

Santa came early!

Santa came early!

Dec 23rd, 2017
Rebecca Fletcher

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.

Nov 10th, 2017
Brandon Jamieson

Tasting room Lead/Wine Educator/Sommelier at The Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards

9.0

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Nov 2nd, 2017
Mike Saviage

Medium gold color. Not showing much in the glass in terms of effervescence and bubbles. A little oxidative on the nose. Notes of bread and a little caramel. Remembered that this came via an auction lot of various bottles so provenance unknown. Interesting that with air it got better as a wine, but as a champagne it was a bit lacking.

Medium gold color. Not showing much in the glass in terms of effervescence and bubbles. A little oxidative on the nose. Notes of bread and a little caramel. Remembered that this came via an auction lot of various bottles so provenance unknown. Interesting that with air it got better as a wine, but as a champagne it was a bit lacking.

Sep 2nd, 2017
Joe Greber

Our wine with dessert! Always travel with good wine. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

Our wine with dessert! Always travel with good wine. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

Aug 20th, 2017
Christine Havens

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 expressiveโ€”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 expressiveโ€”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

3 people found it helpfulSep 23rd, 2016
Eric Gardner

Like it a lot with Scallop Carpaccio from Republique. The food ties it together. Think it would be better with age. Wouldn't drink w/out food

Like it a lot with Scallop Carpaccio from Republique. The food ties it together. Think it would be better with age. Wouldn't drink w/out food

3 people found it helpfulJan 16th, 2015
Craig Haserot

Founder and Proprietor Sojourn Cellars

9.8

Toasty, really good.

Toasty, really good.

3 people found it helpfulJun 19th, 2014
Rob Lateiner

Butter, yeast, spiced pear. Nice acid, less complexity than ideal. A little later than ideal consumption but near peak.

Butter, yeast, spiced pear. Nice acid, less complexity than ideal. A little later than ideal consumption but near peak.

3 people found it helpfulApr 6th, 2014