Just released: the new vintage of Veuve Clicquot’s flagship Champagne, La Grande Dame. It’s the 2006, and this year it is 53% Pinot Noir (Grand Cru: Ay, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Verzy and Verzenay) and 47% Chardonnay (Grand Cru: Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger).
Champagne Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2006 France
Disgorged January 2014. Yellow/gold colour. Fine, rich, toasty nose with ripe apple and pear notes. There’s generosity and richness on the palate with a lemony twist and keen acidity. Lovely ripe apple and white peach with just a hint of pithiness. A rich, structured style that needs a bit of time to settle down, but it’s pretty serious. 94/100
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