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2015 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame Brut Champagne France

$249.99 USD

Winemaker Notes
La Grande Dame pays tribute to Madame Clicquot. She used to say "Our black grapes give the finest white wines." The Glory of Pinot Noir. La Grande Dame 2015 respects Madame Clicquot's vision of Pinot Noir, which is about 90% since 2008, using historical Grand Crus.

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2015 offers floral notes (acacia, jasmine) alongside white fruits (Granny Smith apple, pear), citrus notes (grapefruit, clementine, lemon zest), and white pepper, ginger, chalk, and stones.

Blend: 90% Pinot Noir; 10% Chardonnay

Did You Know?

The name La Grande Dame was inspired by Madame Clicquot's nickname: "La Grande Dame de la Champagne." La Grande Dame 2015 is the 24th vintage since 1972, when Veuve Clicquot launched its first prestige cuvée to celebrate the House's bicentenary.

Rated 98 Points Tasting Panel
With 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay from eight Grands Crus, this marks the 24th vintage of La Grande Dame since its inauguration in 1972. And what a finely wrought vintage it is already, with verve equal to its supple polish. Joining Bosc pear, sweet brioche, and lemon curd on the nose are fascinating nuances of smoke, stony minerality, and petrichor as well as jasmine and ginger; while the rippling palate builds steadily through peach and Asian pear to pomelo and tangerine peel to tangy sumac and white pepper on the finish. Stylish as ever.

Rated 95 Points Wine Spectator
This graceful Champagne offers hints of smoke and toasted brioche that transition to patisserie apple and blackberry fruit, candied ginger and mandarin orange peel notes. Seamlessly knit and mouthwatering, with a minerally underpinning and a finely detailed, dotted bead. Lush and creamy on the vibrant, lasting finish. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Drink now through 2035.

Rated 95 Points Wine Enthusiast
This fine Champagne is rich and beautifully structured. It is full with fine maturity, boasting layers of ripeness against the generous texture.