Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne la Grande Dame 1998

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Tasting Notes: La Grande Dame 1998 was harvested in the ideal dry climate of September, developing aromas of flowers, minerals, candied fruits and sweet almond along with deeper notes such as tobacco, peaty malt and delicate herbs. La Grande Dame 1998, with its lace-like construction, has a long, lively, structured finish. Composition: La Grande Dame was created by eight historic Grand Crus—the vineyards Madame Clicquot herself singled out as the best—including Verzenay, Verzy, Ambonnay, Bouzy, Ay, Avize, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oger. 64% Pinot Noir 36% Chardonnay The 1998 vintage of La Grande Dame reaches a peak of refinement, without losing its legendary strength produced by a blend of nearly two-thirds Pinot Noir. Occasion: La Grande Dame 1998 is to be enjoyed on its own for its superb character and taste.

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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

Member Reviews for Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne la Grande Dame

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Snooth User: InWineTruth
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4.50 5
02/25/2012

Bright and brilliant, having aromas of stone fruits, brioche and wet straw; with a rich, dense mousse of dried apples, citrus rind, bakers yeast, and chalk; it is round, but focused; elegantly rich and simultaneously austere; tart fruits, but with savory dryness across an insanely long finish. This is ONE wonderful example of Champagne, and I've never had anything like it!


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
5.00 5
06/04/2009

Very pale, almost lime green in color. A light yeast note with delicate apricot flavors, and a soft straw flavor. Crisp, yet intensely honeyed, and soft with a delicateness. A very finessed finish of figs, honey and apricot.


Snooth User: steveca
86628101
5.00 5
01/08/2009

Opened this one up for New Year's Eve with few choice friends. Veuve non-vintage is my favorite "every day" wine and there are a few taste notes that are similar (almonds/nuts, balance of citrus and herbs), but the vintage Grande Dame had a far greater richness and density in the mouth feel, less abruptness with the acidity, and greater complexity. I was sorry to see the last drop poured!


Snooth User: lauralprice
22521541
3.00 5
07/30/2009

6th tasting at CBWF champagne class. heavily floral.


Snooth User: PeteRex
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4.00 5
04/16/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne la Grande Dame

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/16/2009

Überaus reichhaltiges Bouquet, Düfte von Apfeltaschen und gezuckerten Windbeuteln in einem schäumenden Ozean dominieren.


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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine & Spirits ReviewThe contrast of depth and brightness, or intensity and weightlessness creates a sense of harmonic resonance in this wine. All the aromatics are potent, from the scent of rising bread dough to the red skin of an apple, all the corresponding flavors rich yet refreshing. The firmness of the acidity seems to add briskness to the mousse, leaving a clean, chiseled impression of the chalk soils in which this grew. Once in a while, there is a young beauty who will age into a more profound older beauty: La Grande Dame is part of that rare breed.


External Review
03/08/2009

A superbly ripe Champagne that has all the open generosity of the 1998 vintage. Peach and apricot aromas are followed by flavors of hazelnuts, honey and spices. Of course, it is still very young, and, like all vintages of La Grande Dame, it will age ... Wine Enthusiast. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. 1998 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 750ml


External Review
02/06/2013

Champagne, FranceVeuve Clicquot Champagne La Grande Dame is the tete de cuve of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, named in honor of its matriarch, Madame Clicquot. It is a supremely elegant vintage Champagne produced in extremely limited quantities from the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards Madame Clicquot purchased in the early 1800s. This is the perfect gift to express the ultimate in luxury and elegance. The new 1998 vintage received a rating of 92 points from Steve Tanzer. We just call it a wine gem!Veuve Clicquot Champagne La Grande Dame is a deep yellow-gold in color with fine, persistent bubbles. On the nose, apples and citrus mingle with notes of baked bread, pralines, clove and nutmeg. The full palate is silky and rich, with notes of apples, nuts, honey, spice and vanilla custard. The finish is long and engaging.Enjoy Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne La Grande Dame to toast a very special moment, or to accompany a wonderful dinner!


External Review
02/05/2013

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - white - 1998 - Veuve Clicquot Champagne Grande Dame - France - Region: Champagne - Apellation: Champagne - Chardonnay - 750 ml.


External Review
04/12/2011

95 Points - Wine & SpiritsThe contrast of depth and brightness, or intensity and weightlessness creates a sense of harmonic resonance in this wine. All the aromatics are potent, from the scent of ri


External Review
02/24/2010

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame 1998: Jahrgang: 1998Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: ChampagneWeingut: Veuve ClicquotRebsorte: 64% Pinot Noir36%ChardonnayRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: Champagner - Sekt - Prickelndes


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Tasting Notes: La Grande Dame 1998 was harvested in the ideal dry climate of September, developing aromas of flowers, minerals, candied fruits and sweet almond along with deeper notes such as tobacco, peaty malt and delicate herbs. La Grande Dame 1998, with its lace-like construction, has a long, lively, structured finish. Composition: La Grande Dame was created by eight historic Grand Crus—the vineyards Madame Clicquot herself singled out as the best—including Verzenay, Verzy, Ambonnay, Bouzy, Ay, Avize, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oger. 64% Pinot Noir 36% Chardonnay The 1998 vintage of La Grande Dame reaches a peak of refinement, without losing its legendary strength produced by a blend of nearly two-thirds Pinot Noir. Occasion: La Grande Dame 1998 is to be enjoyed on its own for its superb character and taste.

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