2006 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame

Year: 2006
Appellation: Champagne
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 94
Wine Advocate: 94
James Suckling: 94
Wine Enthusiast: 94
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
Price :
$119.95

NEW LOWER PRICE, IN FACT THE LOWEST PRICE IN YEARS!!

"A waft of spring blossom draws you into this elegant Champagne, whose subtle notes of poached quince, toasted brioche and mandarin orange gracefully ride the satiny mousse, supported by a vibrant backbone of acidity. Disgorged February 2016. Drink now through 2029. -AN " (WS)

"The prestigious 2006 La Grande Dame is made from 47% Chardonnay and 53% Pinot Noir, and assembles the fruit of eight grand cru villages. Very intense and complex on the nose, this is a full-bodied, round, rich and mouth-filling, but also refined prestige cuvée; it reveals a fascinating purity, precision and freshness. The finish is long and complex, and shows a spicy minerality. There are coffee beans, bread and toast aromas in the aftertaste. This comes highly recommended.

Honestly, I have never tasted better Champagnes from Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin than I did in March this year. The cuvées were as fresh as they were complex, and I left the company with a sense of wonder. If only they could export their perfect storing capacities! La Grande Dame is the star, but it won't do you any harm taste or re-taste one of the 13.5 million bottles of the Yellow Label. I was also impressed by the white Vintage Brut 2008." (WA)

"Developing more into the spicy and savory zone, the fruit is sweetening as it ages, too. Aromas of grapefruit citrus and yellow peach, with some flinty notes, as well as honey and almond nougat. The palate delivers cherry fruit flavors with spiced pastry in a fluid, open-knit and mellow mode. Builds toasty grilled hazelnut flavors into the finish. Drink now." (JS)

"Veuve Clicquot's prestige cuvée is named after the widow Clicquot, the great lady who built up the house in the early 19th century. This latest incarnation is just showing signs of ripe toasty maturity. It is rich and soft with a high dosage, in the house style, with a full panoply of lime, red apple and apricot. Drink now and until 2022." (WE)


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