Champagne tasting. Served blind. Very apply and harmonius nose. Arch-typical champagne, quite sublime. Pure apple fruit aroma. Biscuity and citrus freshness. Fully ready. Positively austere and medium-fullish palate. Good acid and grip. Sublime and elegant toasty note. Chocolate and citrus. Classic and very good. More elegant than expected from the house style. The top acid vintage of 1996 showed through. In a perfect phase now.
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(Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame) I liked the Grande Dame a lot for drinking now, but I felt it won’t get any better. Its musk and fireplace qualities blended into its bready and fat personality, but its tasty fruit was maturing fast, a sentiment that RJ seconded. It was fairly consistent with the bottle he had the week prior, although actually a bit better on this night.
(Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame) Light golden yellow color; lovely honeyed, baked lemon nose; tasty, tart lemon, baked lemon, mineral, clementine, tart apple palate; medium-plus finish
(Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame) Light golden yellow color; lovely, autolytic, lemon, baked lemon nose; tasty, maturing, lemon, mineral palate with a sense of salinity, medium acidity; medium-plus finish