Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin - La Grande Dame 2008

Updated: Jun 2

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

La Grande Dame 2008

Reims, France

Wine Making Techniques

This nectar is a blend of Pinot Noir (92%) and Chardonnay (8%). The grapes come from six Grand Cru vineyards: Le-Mesnil, Verzy, Verzenay, Ambonnay Bouzy e Ay. The divine juice spent nine years on the yeasts. Dégorgement in January 2018. Dosage is 6g/l. Santé!

Tasting

In the glass the wine has a beautiful yellow gold color. The intensity is pale. The pèrlage is extremely fine and persistent. At the nose, the flavor intensity is medium plus, with secondary and tertiary aromas dominating the aromatic palette. Immediately our nostrils are bewitched by hints of bread crust, brioche, but also buttery and creamy notes. The tertiaries remember the honey, wax, but also dried apricot and hazelnut. Such opulence is balanced by hints of citrus, blossom, and mineral notes of flint and wet stones.

In the mouth, the wine is dry with high level of acidity. The intensity is pronounced with a net flavors of honey, wax, toasted almond and dried apricot. The freshness is given by sharp notes of orange peel and lemon zest. The texture is creamy and the flavor lasting is long.

Conclusion

It has been love at the first sniff. The hints of honey, wax, dry apricot and cream are literally breathtaking, making you dream diving into the glass. At the palate, the aromatic bouquet reveals all its complexity, with the citrus and mineral notes perfectly balancing the lavishness of secondary and tertiary aromas. It is one of those champagne that you want to drink after dinner, letting yourself sink into the pure indulgence.

Final vote: 98

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