White - Sparkling

1996 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame

Champagne Blend

  • France
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Community Tasting Notes 264

  • Tartiflette wrote:

    September 21, 2019 - Past its prime but drinkable. Only very little/short mousse.

  • Hercules Does not like this wine:

    June 9, 2019 - past its prime

  • Lars1974 Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 30, 2019 - From a large tasting, only beaten by Cristal 1997.
    On the nose its beef stock and mushrooms. Grapefruit and sea-bucktorn. Gunpower and honey. In the mouth all of the above mixed with a sweet flowery citrus fruits and buttery popcorns.
    Impressive champagne!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • rc@ughey Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 6, 2019 - Very fresh and very vibrant with an energetic mousse and bright fruit. This has expanded and integrated with time, and it's really quite harmonious--if not as grand or deep as the best of the '96s. A delicious, fun wine that is in zero danger of fading.

  • Trydebull Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 4, 2019 - Helblint. BYOB Mö-Gbg

    Doftar av burkchampinjon och kräftspad. Bär - åt det orangea, lite beska hållet.

    Smaken friskt, balanserat, moget, djup mogen söt citron. Senare även popcorn och en smörighet.

    Väldigt bra nu, men fortfarande mer potential!
    92++

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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    7/2/2012 (link)

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  • By Brad Baker
    January 2009, Issue #1, The Top 50 Champagnes of 1996

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2008, Issue #15, Recently Tasted Champagne and Sparkling Wines

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/24/2006 (link)

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    November/December 2004, IWC Issue #117 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/26/2010 (link) 94 points

    (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

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/7/2010 (link) 93 points

    (Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame) Yeasty, apple, caramel, peach nose; tight, apple, tart peach, mineral palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/21/2010 (link) 93 points

    (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

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/5/2008 (link) 94 points

    (Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame) Light medium yellow color; brioche, peach, lemon and cream nose; very tart, grapefruit, lemon and mineral palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/13/2007 (link) 93 points

    (Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame) Big, minerally, tart apricot nose; very tasty, tart stone fruit palate; long finish 93+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/12/2007 (link) 92 points

    (Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame) Focused, biscuity, mineral and vanilla nose; good tart citrus palate with good acidity and an orange note; medium finish 92+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/28/2006 (link) 89 points

    (Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne Brut La Grande Dame) Group's #3 (my #6) – 80 pts; 4, 4, 3, 2 – intriguing floral, white flower nose; round palate with mineral, chalk, lower on acid than most; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Brut La Grande Dame
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Codes 081753050207, 081753050870, 081753802127, 081753802196, 081753902127, 3049614006968, 3049614040719

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 22 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,680 (54%)
  • Consumed 1,393 (45%)

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