Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame
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Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2004
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Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2004 Champagne

More vintages: 2006"Veuve Clicquot is a big house where we have a big responsibility to maintain the style, but every day we work to improve the quality." Chef de Cave, Dominique Demarville explains the production ethos behind Veuve's characterful, full-bodied, pinot-focused wines. Privileged to a respectable 382 hectare estate, with facilities to envy; including multiple foudres of 5000 and 7500 litres, the house runs a huge operation in Reims. Its vintage wines are where Veuve Clicquot really steps up and La Grande Dame is its prestige cuvée - only produced in very limited amounts from 8 crus selected from Madame's own vineyards.

The blend is 64% Pinot Noir grapes from the Grands Crus at Ay, in the Grande Vallèe de la Marne, and at Verzenay, Verzy, Ambonnay and Bouzy in the Montagne de Reims and 36% Chardonnay grapes from three Grands Crus. The 2004 is the first La Grande Dame since 1998, a long time in the modern era of champagne.

A pale gold colour with jade glints, the wine is crystal clear, with unbelievably fine bubbles. Disarmingly youthful, it launches with lemon zest, grapefruit and red apple in the mouth. Barely beginning its life at a decade of age, this has a magnificent life ahead of it. Having tasted some vintages recently from the 1990's it demonstrates this champagnes ability to age very gracefully for many years.

Grape Varieties: 61% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay
Dosage: 8 g/L

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2004 Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
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Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame
JancisRobinson.com,
Nov 2014
17/20
“Lovely aromas of lemon and ginger. Powerful drive across the palate yet refined in texture. Zesty and fresh and long. Vivacious, tight and bright.”
JancisRobinson.com,
Jun 2014
17/20
“This was the least expressive of these four 2004 champagnes tasted blind by far. Very neutral nose, not that much palate impact or persistence, with lots of acidity which I - foolishly - assumed meant it was the least expensive, always 'cool-tasting' wine, the Delamotte. As a Grande Dame, this bottle was rather a disappointment. Or perhaps it was just outclassed.”
International Wine Cellar,
Dec 2013
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93/100
“Vivid gold. Heady aromas of orange, white peach and smoky minerals, with a note of buttered toast adding depth. Densely packed citrus and pit fruit flavors show chewy texture and a bright mineral quality that adds vivacity. Rich but lively and precise, finishing very long, with notes of candied fig and toasty lees.”
VinousMedia.com,
Nov 2013
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93/100
“(made from fruit grown in eight different grand crus, mostly Verzenay and Avize; lot 5122815): Vivid gold. Heady aromas of orange, white peach and smoky minerals, with a note of buttered toast adding depth. Densely packed citrus and pit fruit flavors show chewy texture and a bright mineral quality that adds vivacity. Rich but lively and precise, finishing very long, with notes of candied fig and toasty lees.”
WineSpectator.com,
Nov 2012
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94/100
“Very elegant, this is all in the details, offering precise and silky texture, mouthwatering acidity and a smoky, mineral undertow that enriches flavors of patisserie pear, crystallized honey, kumquat and toasted almond. Offers a clean, citrus-tinged finish. Drink now through 2027.”
Wine Enthusiast,
Sep 2012
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94/100
“This is a rich and creamy Champagne with a lively mousse, giving it a forward fruit character. Slowly the depth and concentration of the wine come through, with a white fruit flavor and hints of grapefruit and toasty yeast, which all promising good aging.”
JancisRobinson.com,
Jul 2012
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17+/20
“61% Pinot Noir, 29% Chardonnay. Six years on lees. Lovely biscuit and brioche richness. Very pure. Laser-like. Quite saline and taut. Still very simple on the palate, but undeniably super quality. Not heavy, but has strength.”
Bought directly from Moet Hennessey UK Ltd, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave
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