Up with the youngsters at the start of CT Texas offline, this was the only Tete de cuvee, other than Drappier Grande Senderre, yet the 2 were very opposite in styles. This was warm inviting and young, but toasted biscuits and subtle yellow apple and tropical fruit, show that this has a lot of maturing to do, but so enjoyable now. The acid and structure are there along with tight minerals and mousse. I love LGD, just prefer lots of time to see its full potential. a great champagne, but will be much better down the road.
Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, steady beading. Nose of sea breeze, light notes of kumquat and a hint of spice. Flavors of lime, apple and pear. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold.
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(Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame) Light yellow color with steady, stately, tiny bubbles; appealing, yeasty, tart apple, light white truffle nose; tasty, poised, elegant, yeasty, tart apple, mineral, very tart pear palate; medium-plus finish
(Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame) Light yellow color with tiny bubbles; lightly yeasty, tart lemon, baked lemon nose; tasty, appealing, complex and poised, tart lemon, tart pear, mineral palate; long finish
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