Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

La Grande Dame Brut Champagne Blend

9.3885 ratings
9.2239 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
Greg Koslosky

Second time I have had this an amazing array of brioche , toffee , stone fruits , orange marmalade , minerals . Rich yet still vibrant with notes of nougat ripe apricot , liquid minerals , brioche, and a finish of dried fruits that lingers on and on Wow !

Second time I have had this an amazing array of brioche , toffee , stone fruits , orange marmalade , minerals . Rich yet still vibrant with notes of nougat ripe apricot , liquid minerals , brioche, and a finish of dried fruits that lingers on and on Wow !

Mar 3rd, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Mature with toffee brioche ripe apple and nuts . In the total secondary phase a good time to drink up .

Mature with toffee brioche ripe apple and nuts . In the total secondary phase a good time to drink up .

Feb 7th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Mostly reductive in style with slight hints of oxidation. Nice white citrus, beautiful soft chalkiness, sea spray, nice mouthfeel with micro bubbles, white flowers and very good acidity and soft, subtle beautiful finish.

Mostly reductive in style with slight hints of oxidation. Nice white citrus, beautiful soft chalkiness, sea spray, nice mouthfeel with micro bubbles, white flowers and very good acidity and soft, subtle beautiful finish.

Nov 23rd, 2018
Garen Staglin

Rich, yeasty and full bodied. Spectacular.

Rich, yeasty and full bodied. Spectacular.

Nov 23rd, 2018
Kiley Baker

Certified Specialist of Wine/Educator/Owner of Wine Genie LLC

9.3

One of my favorites from@the evening at Highland City Club, Boulder

One of my favorites from@the evening at Highland City Club, Boulder

Nov 10th, 2018
Greg Koslosky

A great grand dame fully mature but with excellent intensity , bubbles and layers of flavors second best I have had ever next to the 1979! Wow!

A great grand dame fully mature but with excellent intensity , bubbles and layers of flavors second best I have had ever next to the 1979! Wow!

Sep 29th, 2018
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