Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame 1998 94+ Points

La Grande Dame, hommage to a great lady, prestige cuvee of VCP, seldom made and only in vintages that exceeds all expectations, in fact so rare that only two vintages were released in the last decade, with the 2001 and 2004.

This 1998 is starting to reach it’s full potential with a captivating bouquet and profound maturity with richness and plush ripe Pinot character, caramelized stone fruit, citrus burst and porcini dust, broad and full bodied, light dosage keeps it’s bracing freshness, on a tight energetic line, This is one of the greatest Champagne ever crafted!

I had this side by side with a 2000 vintage DomPerignon, lunchtime at 54 on Bath hotel, detail on a separate post