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Veuve Clicquot "La Grande Dame" 2008 (Champagne, France) - [WS 95] [WE 93]
Veuve Clicquot  "La Grande Dame" 2008 (Champagne, France) - [WS 95] [WE 93]


 
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Winery: Veuve Clicquot
Varietal: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Region: Champagne, France
Vintage: 2008
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: VEUVECLICQUOTGRANDEDAME08-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:

The color is luminous, sparkling gold with amber highlights.

There is plenty of effervescence. The fine, light bead swirls up slowly and gracefully. The first nose reveals a definite mineral base, with noble fruit (white peaches, bergamot) and remarkable intensity.
On agitating, the bouquet becomes gourmand and voluptuous with hints of brioche, nougat, apricot, vanilla, frangipane and jasmine.

On the palate, there is plenty of body and substance. The texture is crisp and silky. The chalky mineral note resonates magnificently with this full-bodied structure and intensifies the lengthy persistence. The Verzenay/Avize duet (the two dominant crus in this blend of 8 grand crus) takes on its full dimension. The finish is fresh and generous, indicating a light dosage that does nothing to disturb the wine’s natural balance.


Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"An elegant Champagne, powered by a sculpted frame of acidity and minerality, this wears the refined, lacy mousse and well-meshed flavors of black currant, lemon curd, toast and marzipan like finely tailored clothing. Fresh and lasting, with hints of spice and smoke on the finish. Disgorged August 2016. Drink now through 2033." - AN (Nov 2018)

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"This rich Champagne is dominated, as usual, by Pinot Noir. Its ripe fruit is approaching maturity, the hints of toast and croissant becoming more apparent. It is balanced, rich but textured and with an opulent, ripe aftertaste. Drink now." - RV (12/1/2018)

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