Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Brut Champagne 2008 with Gift Box
Wine Spectator: "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." Nov 2018
Winery: "The high percentage of pinot noir lends this vintage champagne extraordinary structure and strength, tempered by a pleasingly fresh minerality, silky texture and elegant complexity. This magnum is the perfect note on which to start a celebration. A tribute to Madame Clicquot, La Grande Dame 2008 reflects the best of the maison’s grand cru terroir. Delicate and rare, it is a champagne with outstanding aging potential.
Pinot noir (92%) and Chardonnay (8%) from six grand cru vineyards – Aÿ, Ambonnay, Bouzy, Verzy, Verzenay and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger – make up this vintage. A cool and rainy spring and a cool, dry summer created grapes with a remarkable acidity that recalled other extraordinary vintages from the maison. Aged for 10 years, it has a complexity that will develop further in time."
|Varietal||92% Pinot Noir, 8% Chardonnay|