• Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Brut Champagne 2006 - Stina Persson Isothermic Bag 95

    Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Brut Champagne 2006 - Stina Persson Isothermic Bag

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    Drawing inspiration from ink, central to the correspondence of Madame Clicquot, Veuve Clicquot partnered with Swedish artist Stina Persson, to create a limited edition offer for their prestige cuvee La Grande Dame. This isothermic case will keep the bottle chilled for up to 2 hours,

    Decanter: "How does Veuve Clicquot’s cellarmaster Dominique Demarville do it? This high wire Prestige Cuvée act walks the tightrope with such confidence and ease. Unusually for the house, the blend is just 53% Pinot and 47% Chardonnay but like every great champagne its ‘ying and yang’ are in perfect symmetry. So we have the volume, structure and depth balanced by the cut and thrust of the acidity. On the palate are layers of cream, honey, nuts, brioche, pear, marzipan and ginger. The texture is shimmeringly silky and full. The finish alone deserves an ovation and demands an encore. Bravo." Mar 2016

    Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:
    "The prestigious 2006 La Grande Dame is made from 47% Chardonnay and 53% Pinot Noir, and assembles the fruit of eight grand cru villages. Very intense and complex on the nose, this is a full-bodied, round, rich and mouth-filling, but also refined prestige cuvée; it reveals a fascinating purity, precision and freshness. The finish is long and complex, and shows a spicy minerality. There are coffee beans, bread and toast aromas in the aftertaste. This comes highly recommended. Drink: 2016-2030." Jun 2016

    Wine Spectator
    :  "Bright and graceful, this seamlessly knits a subtle streak of smoke-tinged minerality with flavors of almond financier, poached pear, candied kumquat and cr̬me de cassis, focused by vibrant acidity and a refined, creamy mousse. Disgorged January 2014. Drink now through 2030." Dec 2015

    Wine Enthusiast:  "Veuve Clicquot's prestige cuv̩e is named after the widow Clicquot, the great lady who built up the house in the early 19th century. This latest incarnation is just showing signs of ripe toasty maturity. It is rich and soft with a high dosage, in the house style, with a full panoply of lime, red apple and apricot. Drink now and until 2022." Dec 2015

    Winery: "The colour is luminous, sparkling gold with amber highlights. There is plenty of effervescence. The fine, light bead swirls up slowly and gracefully. The first nose reveals a definite mineral base with noble fruit (white peaches, bergamot) and remarkable intensity. On agitating, the bouquet becomes gourmand and voluptuous with hints of brioche, nougat, apricot, vanilla, frangipane, and jasmine."

    Size:  750 ml, cork
    Varietal: 53% Pinot Noir, 47% Chardonnay
    Alcohol:  12.0%
    Region:  Champagne, France