2008, Veuve Clicquot, Grande Dame

Champagne, France

(Priced at per bottle)


Score: 88?

Drinking Dates: 2018-2028

Critic: Dr. William Kelley

Tasted: 30-Apr-2019

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.