Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

La Grande Dame Brut Champagne Blend

9.38 ratings
9.51 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
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2008 ‘La Grand Dame’ by Veuve Clicquot is a revelation at more than ten years old. At this stage the Champagne is a tightly wound, monster of a wine, displaying deep diatomaceous earth tones that marvelously mingle with lemon oil and hazelnut aromatics that all are woven together in the glass. Rich, round and highly satisfying on the mouth, the palate shows shades of roasted pineapple, Japanese pear, kumquat, salted praline and suggestions of freshly baked sourdough bread. This is massive now and really needs a few years of bottle age before enjoying. Drink 2020-2040- 95

The 2008 ‘La Grand Dame’ by Veuve Clicquot is a revelation at more than ten years old. At this stage the Champagne is a tightly wound, monster of a wine, displaying deep diatomaceous earth tones that marvelously mingle with lemon oil and hazelnut aromatics that all are woven together in the glass. Rich, round and highly satisfying on the mouth, the palate shows shades of roasted pineapple, Japanese pear, kumquat, salted praline and suggestions of freshly baked sourdough bread. This is massive now and really needs a few years of bottle age before enjoying. Drink 2020-2040- 95

Jul 26th, 2019
Arden Barnett

Tonight I learned there is a lot more to that yellow label. What a night with Veuve Clicquot’s winemaker Pierre Casenave. Thanks Clare for making this happen!

Tonight I learned there is a lot more to that yellow label. What a night with Veuve Clicquot’s winemaker Pierre Casenave. Thanks Clare for making this happen!

Nov 9th, 2019
Shaylyn Bernhardt

It was delicious, and a generous gift. But I must not have the palette to appreciate this over a regular bottle of Veuve.

It was delicious, and a generous gift. But I must not have the palette to appreciate this over a regular bottle of Veuve.

Nov 3rd, 2019
Jamie Diner

With Lewis in champagne

With Lewis in champagne

Sep 26th, 2019
Mike Evans

Laser focused and elegant, with a juniper berry twist, not as austere as some 2008s with good weight and texture while also fairly ethereal which is an unusual but outstanding combination.

Laser focused and elegant, with a juniper berry twist, not as austere as some 2008s with good weight and texture while also fairly ethereal which is an unusual but outstanding combination.

Feb 23rd, 2019
Илья Кузьмичев

МХ
Свежее, вибрирующее, высокая кислотность, молодое, комплексное.

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Свежее, вибрирующее, высокая кислотность, молодое, комплексное.

Feb 12th, 2019
Tracy Hall

Tracy had this 4 months ago

Tracy had this 4 months ago

Jul 5th, 2019
Sarah Oettel

Sarah had this 7 months ago

Sarah had this 7 months ago

Apr 4th, 2019
Sara Bozich

Sara had this a year ago

Sara had this a year ago

Jan 1st, 2019
Andy Wallman

Andy had this 3 months ago

Andy had this 3 months ago

Aug 25th, 2019