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2008 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 75cl / 12.5%
A bottle of La Grande Dame 2008 Brut, the flagship Prestige Cuvée Champagne from Veuve Clicquot.
'Disgorged January 2018. This is the first Grande Dame made by Dominique Demarville. He decided to push the percentage of Pinot Noir to the max. 92% Pinot Noir, mainly from Verzy (37%) and Verzenay (14%), which represents 51% of the blend. Also 23% Bouzy, 4% Ambonnay and 14% Aÿ. Plus 8% Chardonnay from Le Mesnil. Dosage 6 g/l.
Very tight and energetic even if not that much charm. Constant bead. A little introvert and the aroma has to fight a bit to make its presence felt. Dominique says he is concentrating on lightness (corrected later to brightness) for the Grande Dame (and power for the vintage – which seems a little counterintuitive). Lots of acidity and introversion. He recommends this for an aperitif or very light food.' JancisRobinson.com, Jun 2019
Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note general wear.
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