veuve clicquot la grande dame 2012

Veuve Clicquot, La Grande Dame 2012

RRP £185

The ‘new’ La Grande Dame style, approaching a blanc de noirs, was first created in 2008. For the 2012, Veuve has managed to further fine-tune its precision and purity. This is fresh and elegant to the extent that it is hard to imagine it is made from 90% Pinot Noir. Soft yet coolly fruity and harmonious on the nose, with lemon confit, sweet apricot, vanilla, smoke and buttery pastry notes. On the palate, the balance is impeccable, much more driven, tightly packed and fine than we had come to expect from this cuvée.

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Wine Details

Colour

White

Wine Style

Sparkling

Grape Varieties

Pinot Noir (90%), Chardonnay (10%)

Alcohol

13.5%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2021 - 2036

Origin

Country

France

Region

Champagne

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Essi Avellan MW

UK Stockist

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