Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2006 la grande dame 75 cl
Launched in 1972, a tribute to Madame Clicquot named "La Grande Dame de la Champagne" is an exclusive blend of eight traditional grand crus reaching a peak of refinement.
ROBERT PARKER 94 / 100
In 1805, Madame Clicquot, a young widow of 27 years, took over the reins of the House founded in Reims in 1772 and became one of the first business women in history. Audacious and visionary, she made her champagne known to the world Know How & Craftsmanship: For over 200 years, the House has stayed true to its motto : ‘Only one quality, the finest’
53% Pinot Noir, 47% Chardonnay
Intense colour with golden glints. Very small, sparkling bubbles
The initial nose reveals a saline, mineral background, then floral notes (acacia, peony), notes of fresh fruit (bush peach, pear) and finally more toasted notes of hazelnut and roasted almonds. When agitated, the bouquet becomes rich and voluptuous, with notes of brioche, nougat, ginger and preserved lemon. In the month, it is plump and full of substance. The texture is crisp and silky. The minerality of the chalk resonates brightly with the fresh structure and contributes to the length of finish. The endnote is fresh and generous, hinting at a discrete followed by a long period of post-disgorgement aging, which does not disturb the wine's natural equilibrium
It will be delicious with starters or appetisers made with shellfish and noblefish (oysters, langoustines, monkfish or John Dory)