Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2008

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2008

Discover the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the special "La Grande Dame" in your life. Created in 1962 and launched in 1972 to celebrate the bicentenary of the House, La Grande Dame is a prestige cuvée that is both a tribute to Madame Clicquot and a reflection of the Veuve Clicquot terroir. Representing the best of champagne, La Grande Dame 2008 is an audacious blend that features 92% Pinot Noir from Veuve Clicquot’s historical Grands Crus in Aÿ, Ambonnay, Bouzy, Verzy, and Verzenay. The 8% Chardonnay is from the House’s Grand Cru in Le-Mesnil-sur-Oger.

Suggested Retail Price: $150 (750ml)
Wine Spectator 2018: 96 points

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Tasting Notes

On the eye, La Grande Dame 2008’s light gold color has a surprising glint. The initial nose reveals a strong attack, both aerial and delicate. Upon being released it presents notes of dried fruits (almonds, figs, apricots), ripe white fruits (pears), and finally, subtle toasted notes of hazelnut and praline. Thus, those luscious pastry notes are well balanced with the blend’s freshness and clarity. On the palate, the attack is strong and sharp. La Grande Dame 2008 bestows a silky texture upon young fruits, carried by citrus and red fruits (cherry) notes. The Pinot Noir, a signature of the Veuve Clicquot’s style, shines extraordinarily by its freshness, minerality, and power. La Grande Dame 2008 is a perfect combination of complexity, structure, and strength.

What makes this the perfect gift to give this time of year?

Created in honor of Madame Clicquot, this prestige cuvée represents the best of champagne and makes the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the special "La Grande Dame" in your life.

The perfect accessory?

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2008 is best accompanied by a handwritten note, signed with love.

Who should this be gifted to?

Created to pay tribute to Madame Clicquot, one of the first modern-day businesswomen, La Grande Dame is the perfect gift for all the audacious women of your life—be they mothers, entrepreneurs, or any Champagne lover who inspires you.