Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

La Grande Dame Brut Champagne Blend

9.280 ratings
9.230 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
Chris McClellan

Amazing champagne with great age. Gold in color, dried apricots, honey, nutty and slight brioche. Acid carries all the way thru...bday celebration! Outside on the slopes paired with cheese...great setting..

Amazing champagne with great age. Gold in color, dried apricots, honey, nutty and slight brioche. Acid carries all the way thru...bday celebration! Outside on the slopes paired with cheese...great setting..

Mar 10th, 2019
Chris McClellan

Loved this..big autolytic characters...bready/leesy, toasted brioche bun..great acid...delightful...
#greenleafwedding

Loved this..big autolytic characters...bready/leesy, toasted brioche bun..great acid...delightful...
#greenleafwedding

Sep 9th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Medium gold color. Not showing much in the glass in terms of effervescence and bubbles. A little oxidative on the nose. Notes of bread and a little caramel. Remembered that this came via an auction lot of various bottles so provenance unknown. Interesting that with air it got better as a wine, but as a champagne it was a bit lacking.

Medium gold color. Not showing much in the glass in terms of effervescence and bubbles. A little oxidative on the nose. Notes of bread and a little caramel. Remembered that this came via an auction lot of various bottles so provenance unknown. Interesting that with air it got better as a wine, but as a champagne it was a bit lacking.

Sep 2nd, 2017
Rob Lateiner

Butter, yeast, spiced pear. Nice acid, less complexity than ideal. A little later than ideal consumption but near peak.

Butter, yeast, spiced pear. Nice acid, less complexity than ideal. A little later than ideal consumption but near peak.

3 people found it helpfulApr 6th, 2014
Bill Ward

Creamy and dreamy and just intense enough. Might be just past peak

Creamy and dreamy and just intense enough. Might be just past peak

2 people found it helpfulDec 25th, 2014
Gregory Fulchiero

Oxidative with delicious mouthfeel, buttered toast and almonds, and a fine mousse that has lost just a touch of carbonation. An absolute treat poolside!

Oxidative with delicious mouthfeel, buttered toast and almonds, and a fine mousse that has lost just a touch of carbonation. An absolute treat poolside!

Sep 1st, 2016
George Chen

This 96 full of yeasty complexity. Toast and riper fruits emanate from the glass with lively acidity and longing finish.

This 96 full of yeasty complexity. Toast and riper fruits emanate from the glass with lively acidity and longing finish.

Mar 30th, 2016
Gregory Fulchiero

Very oxidative style with baked apples and toasted points ... Seems tired

Very oxidative style with baked apples and toasted points ... Seems tired

Jan 2nd, 2016
Andrés Solís Lira

Honey, toast, brioche, bread, some flowers. A-not-to-be-missed-drink-ever. Shame on the price, though!

Honey, toast, brioche, bread, some flowers. A-not-to-be-missed-drink-ever. Shame on the price, though!

Jul 30th, 2015
Jennifer Brown

Buyer PLCB-Luxury Division

8.9

Had high expectations. Seemed slightly past its prime

Had high expectations. Seemed slightly past its prime

May 23rd, 2015