Wine Spectator: 95 pts
In stockUnit size: 750, Region: Champagne, Varietal: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Country: France Vintage: 2008
La Grande Dame 2008 is a winemaking prowess with 92% Pinot Noir and 8% Chardonnay, bringing the Veuve Clicquot style to its quintessence, balancing strength and elegance.To the eye, La Grande Dame 2008 presents a color with bright, golden glints.
The initial nose reveals a strong, aerial and delicate attack. Once opened, the wine has notes of dried fruits (almonds, figs, apricots), ripe white fruits (pears) and finishes on subtle toasted notes of hazelnut and praline. These pastry notes create a perfect balance with the freshness and clarity of the blend.
The attack in the mouth is strong and clean. La Grande Dame 2008 has a silky texture on young fruits, supported by citrus and notes of red fruits (cherry).
The Pinot Noir is extraordinarily distinguished by its freshness, minerality and power. La Grande Dame 2008 is a perfect balance of complexity, structure and power.