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Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame with Gift Box 1996

Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
  • WW98
  • WS95
  • RP95
  • ST95
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Winemaker Notes

La Grande Dame 1996 is a pale gold-green color with brilliant reflections that are typical of the vintage. Effervescence is delicate and extremely steady.

On the nose this wine is exceptionally elegant. Dominant floral notes (mint and white flowers) mingle with hints of fresh fruit (citrus fruits, fresh almonds). As it undergoes aeration, riper notes of vanilla and nougat come to the fore, giving a pleasant roundness to the wine. At this stage... View More

Critical Acclaim

WW 98
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com

WS 95
Wine Spectator

RP 95
The Wine Advocate

ST 95
International Wine Cellar

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Veuve Clicquot, , France - Other regions
Veuve Clicquot
When he founded his wine merchant business under the label "Clicquot" in 1772, Philippe Clicquot had a clear ambition: cross all borders. He conquered Europe and then Russia in 1780, followed by the United States in 1782. He was joined at the head of the House in 1798 by his son, François Clicquot, who had recently married Barbe Ponsardin. Seven years later, following the untimely death of François Clicquot, his young widow ("veuve" in French),... View More