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Champagne Veuve Clicquot Veuve Clicquot la Grande Dame 1996

Winemaker's Notes:

"...will probably develop into one of the greatest vintages of this wine ever made...Hints of hazelnut and white chocolate are present...handsome fruit and fine mineral notes from Oger and Le Mesnil dominate...94." RJ 5/07.

Region: France » Champagne

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Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin:
Founded in 1772, Veuve Clicquot is among the most prestigious Champagne Houses. Its extensive holdings, many originally purchased by Madame Clicquot, stretch throughout the top-rated areas of the Champagne region and are exceptional in size and quality. As in madame Clicquot's day, bottles age in the House's vast, vaulted cellars in Reims, portions of which were constructed some 2,00... Read more
Founded in 1772, Veuve Clicquot is among the most prestigious Champagne Houses. Its extensive holdings, many originally purchased by Madame Clicquot, stretch throughout the top-rated areas of the Champagne region and are exceptional in size and quality. As in madame Clicquot's day, bottles age in the House's vast, vaulted cellars in Reims, portions of which were constructed some 2,000 years ago by the Romans. The remarkable Madame Clicquot (1777-1866) is considered one of the first business-women of the modern era. Widowed in 1805 at the age of 27, Madame Veuve Clicquot (born Ponsardin) defied every convention of the day to take the helm of her late husband's small Champagne House. She personally supervised cellar activities and introduced innovative production techniques still used today. Champagne Veuve Clicquot is known internationally for its classically styled and full-bodied Champagne. Read less

External Reviews for Champagne Veuve Clicquot Veuve Clicquot la Grande Dame

External Review
02/05/2013

Tightly-packed with notes of citrus oil, orange rind, white peach, honeysuckle, and brioche, the medium to full-bodied 1996 La Grande Dame Brut should age well for 15-20 years. Crisp, fresh, and backward, it is another brilliant example from the exqu... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1996 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 750ml


External Review
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
10/15/2009

"La Grande Dame" is deservedly considered one of the icons of Champagne, relying in the majority on Pinot Noir (usually 60% or more) from Grand Cru villages such as Ay, Verzenay, Ambonnay and Bouzy and on Chardonnay, also strictly from Grand Crus like Avize and Oger. 1996 is a great vintage with a long life ahead. This bottling was rated 95 by two leading critics(why not '100'!).


External Review
04/01/2008

Clicquot La Grande Dame Champagne



"...will probably develop into one of the greatest vintages of this wine ever made...Hints of hazelnut and white chocolate are present...handsome fruit and fine mineral notes from Oger and Le Mesnil dominate...94." RJ 5/07.

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