2008 Veuve Clicquot 'La Grande Dame' Brut Rose Champagne with Gift Box Pre-Arrival
Winemakers Notes: La Grande Dame Rosé is the Veuve Clicquot House's rarest wine from Pinot Noir grapes.
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Rosé 2008 will pair perfectly with gastronomy, especially with beef, ravioli with prawns, lamb andstuffed tomatoes.
On the eye, La Grande Dame Rosé 2008 offers a beautiful pink gold with light copper hues. Gentle bubbles explode with an extreme delicacy.
On the nose, it is full-bodied and smooth, then becomes refined with fresh aromas. The generosity of the Pinot Noir resonates beautifully after a slow and long aging in our cellars. The wine shows powerful notes of red fruits (raspberry and strawberry), combined with citrus notes (blood orange, grapefruit), and finally holds a perfect balance between subtle and spicy red berries, rooibos tea and fine leather notes.
On the palate, the attack is delicate and smooth. In full harmony with the nose, fruit outshines the palate and presents intensity in red and black fruits (cherry, strawberry, blackberry and blackcurrant). The strength and youth are carved by long aging notes, dried flowers and smoky notes, presenting an incredible complexity which is worthy of the best Pinot Noir of Champagne.
Decanter - "A pink-copper-gold color with a smoky Burgundian nose of delicate red fruits. A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from six grand cru sites, with 14% Pinot Noir red wine from the Clos Colin vineyard, this is the Chambolle of Champagne. Great with duck."
Wine Spectator - "There's a racy tension here, with vivid acidity and an underlying streak of minerality, yet this is elegant overall, with a finely detailed mousse and well-meshed flavors of ripe raspberry, nectarine, Earl Grey tea and biscuit. Offers a long, chalk-tinged finish. Disgorged August 2016. Drink now through 2030."
Wine Enthusiast - "Veuve Clicquot's prestige cuvée is a ripe, mature wine. With toastiness coming from soft fruit and a rich textured character, it is a classic of this producer's ripe style. The wine's acidity and crisp edge make a good contrast to the full-bodied character."
Wine & Spirits - "Tense and reductive, this wine needs air to show its floral pinot-noir scents of cherries and strawberries. The fruit is transparent and beautiful, both restricted and enriched by oak, lasting with briskness and freshness."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "The 2008 Brut Rosé La Grande Dame is also showing well, wafting from the glass with notes of red berries, warm spices, toasted brioche and citrus rind. Full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, it's a vinous, muscular wine like its white sibling, with a lively spine of acidity and delicately phenolic back-end grip."
|Winery||Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin|
|Grape Varietals||Champagne Blend|
|Includes Gift Packaging||Yes|