Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2004

Vintage from Champagne, France

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Item No. 119788
  • WE94
  • WS94
  • W&S93
Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1989
  • WS92

Winemaker's Notes

Veuve Clicquot's Prestige Cuvée, La Grande Dame, is a very great wine which pays homage to a very "grande dame de la Champagne," Madame Clicquot. The incomparable finesse of this cuvée results from a blend of eight of the House's traditional Grands Crus.

This wine has a fine, complex fragrance, blending sweetness and nobility. It is smooth and silky in the mouth, with considerable substance and structure. A remarkable balance, with a fresh, harmonious finish, and a unique aromatic aftertaste.

Critical Acclaim

"Sleek, with mouthwatering acidity, offering well-meshed flavors of black currant pâte de fruit, pastry, candied ginger and almond skin."
94 Points

"This is a rich and creamy Champagne with a lively mousse, giving it a forward fruit character. Slowly the depth and concentration of the wine come through, with a white fruit flavor and hints of grapefruit and toasty yeast, which all promising good aging."
94 Points

"A cool, youthfully rich 2004, this starts from an austere place and grows increasingly expressive as it opens in the glass. Complex depths of flavor develop out of a white fruit note, layering chalk and lime citrus notes with cedar and pale smoke. Approachable now with enough air, this will develop beautifully over the next ten years. "
93 Points

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sok_monkey - San Diego, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(1/8/2013)
Style: Light & Fruity
Best champagne I've ever tried - my wife and I toured the cellars in Reims, France on our honeymoon and could not get enough of this cellar
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