Popped and poured into white wine glasses. Intense golden color. Figs, apricots, quince, some lemon curd and a touch of brioche. Rich and decadent. Glad I have one more bottle but hard to tell if I should drink in the near term or hold for a bit longer. I'm thinking the former.
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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