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Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Bruttext
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Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Brut 1998

Champagne, FranceMade from a blend of eight Grand Ccru vineyards the mix is 2/3 pinot noir, 1/3 chardonnay. Light yellow with a refined white mousse. Honey, orange rind, floral, brioche, nutty, creamy, baked pear, cherry, quince aromas. Rich, high acid, concentrated and full but a bit austere and tight. Cherry, strawberry, tobacco, toasty, brioche, chalky, honey, baked apple, quince, floral, pear and creamy flavours. Lots of acidity and structure with some maturity but will continue to improve with 2-7 years aging. Excellent.Tasted: 28 October 2010Tasted by: Stuart TobePrices: BC 223.00 specialty listing AB 250.00 fine wine shops MB 226.00 ON 239.00 QC 246.00 NS 228.00 Producer: Veuve Clicquot PonsardinDistributors: Charton-Hobbs
Blend: Pinot Noir - ChardonnayCSPC: 354779UPC: 3049610599105