Beautiful wine that balances maturity, minerality, citrus and freshness. Enjoyed on the deck with good friends and a lobster roll lunch while looking out over Canyon Lake, which made it even better. Thanks, Doug.
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.
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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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