Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Champagne 750 ml • 2008 •

country: France / region: Champagne / style: Wine / size: 750 ml / vintage: 2008 / sku: 36734
Wine Spectator   95 Points
Wine & Spirits   95 Points
Wine Enthusiast   93 Points
Reg. $175.99 $155.99
DESCRIPTION:
La Grande Dame represents the pinnacle of Veuve Clicquot's Champagne production. Their Pinot Noir-dominant 2008 bottling blends grapes from six different Grand Cru vineyards to deliver a luxurious sparkler of impeccable precision, depth, and complexity. A decade after harvest, this sensuous Tete de Cuvee has just entered its drinking window and will continue to improve for years. Take advantage of a generous discount and indulge in collectible vintage bubbly from one of the region's most celebrated houses.

• Pinot Noir • Chardonnay •

Ratings

Wine Spectator   95 Points
Wine & Spirits   95 Points
Wine Enthusiast   93 Points
WSWine Spectator: 95 points
An elegant Champagne, powered by a sculpted frame of acidity and minerality, this wears the refined, lacy mousse and well-meshed flavors of black currant, lemon curd, toast and marzipan like finely tailored clothing. Fresh and lasting, with hints of spice and smoke on the finish. Disgorged August 2016. Drink now through 2033.
W&SWine & Spirits: 95 points
This is a sunny and delicious 2008, with brightness infusing the wine, from its platinum color to its mineral intensity, transforming its richness and power into cool elegance. Notes of agave and cassia bark add depth, suggesting the complexity this will develop with further bottle age.
WEWine Enthusiast: 93 points
This rich Champagne is dominated, as usual, by Pinot Noir. Its ripe fruit is approaching maturity, the hints of toast and croissant becoming more apparent. It is balanced, rich but textured and with an opulent, ripe aftertaste. Drink now.