Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

La Grande Dame Brut Champagne Blend

9.3862 ratings
9.2232 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
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

😀👍

😀👍

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. 😎😎😎

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

Aug 20th, 2017