Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

La Grande Dame Brut Champagne Blend

9.3786 ratings
9.2217 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Top Notes For
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
Joe Greber

Our wine with dessert! Always travel with good wine. 😎😎😎

Our wine with dessert! Always travel with good wine. 😎😎😎

Aug 20th, 2017
Rick Baumgarten

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.

Aug 10th, 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 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

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
Jennifer DiDomizio

Just don't get the charm. Very fine mousse but not my bag. Not that I'm complaining ha ha.

Just don't get the charm. Very fine mousse but not my bag. Not that I'm complaining ha ha.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2015
Bill Ward

Creamy and dreamy and just intense enough. Might be just past peak

Creamy and dreamy and just intense enough. Might be just past peak

2 people found it helpfulDec 25th, 2014